NH Boaters Invited To Marine No-Discharge Forum Aug. 12

Contact: Steve Adams
(603) 749-1565
NH Sea Grant

July 28, 2004

DURHAM, N.H. -- – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is planning to apply to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to designate the state’s coastal waters as a no-discharge area. This would help protect the state’s shellfish beds and keep its beaches free of harmful bacteria.

Ann Rodney of the EPA and Jody Connor of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) will take part in a public forum Thursday, Aug. 12, from 6-8 p.m. at the Wentworth Marina in New Castle.

The event is free and will give area boaters an opportunity to learn more about the no-discharge proposal and how it would impact their activities.

The event is being convened by NH Sea Grant, the NH Estuaries Project, the Wentworth Marina, the Great Bay Coast Watch and UNH Cooperative Extension.

For more information, call the Coast Watch at 603-749-1565.