Getting Out on Great Bay Estuary

Jeff Barnum

key-west-skiff12578Our Great Bay-Piscataqua Waterkeeper program has made terrific progress in protecting our amazing Great Bay estuary, and we’re making real progress toward our immediate goal of acquiring and launching a Waterkeeper vessel!

If you haven’t already heard, we’re in the midst of a campaign to raise $25,000 by June 1, to enable us to purchase, outfit and operate a boat. A watercraft will be an essential tool for protecting Great Bay, the Piscataqua River, and all the waters comprising our estuary. It will allow me, as Waterkeeper, to be the “eyes and ears” of the estuary, and to identify and help end illegal pollution.

A boat also will be a powerful platform for educating the public and decision-makers alike about the incredible value of the estuary, and the solutions to safeguarding its future.

We’ve identified the perfect boat to serve these needs – a 19-foot, center-console Key West with a clean-running four-stroke engine. Our friends at Port Harbor Marine in Kittery, Maine, are holding the boat for us until June 1. A craft is critical to advancing our mission to protect Great Bay, the Piscataqua River, and the estuary as a whole.

So I hope you’ll consider helping us, today, by making a contribution to our Great Bay Boat campaign. (When you do, please suggest a name for the boat!)

Thanks for helping us work for clean water!



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