Monday, December 17, 2012

Letter to President Obama and Congressional Leadership

The National Estuarine Research Reserve Association and 17 regional friends groups around the country – representing more than 9,600 members and volunteers - sent a letter addressed to President Obama and Congressional Leadership.  The letter can be found on our resources and documents page on this blog.   We asked that oceans and coasts be a priority by continuing the federal support for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) provided by the NOAA.

Also, there is an Emergency Supplemental Spending Bill related to Hurricane Sandy that will be heard on the floor of the Senate next Monday.  NERRA is supporting this bill even though we understand the amount of funding going to NOS will be less than the Administration suggested.  In addition NERRA will continue to talk to members of Congress about the immediate and long-term funding needs of the NERRS.  

Please email Rebecca Roth if you have questions. 

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