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Part 2 – Soak Up the Rain New England Webinar Series

Wednesday May 25th 1:00 – 2:30 EST “Engaging Urban Residents: Innovative Approaches to Promoting Community-Based Stormwater Management” Learn about innovative projects bringing green infrastructure into New England urban neighborhoods.  Hear the lessons learned and how these different organizations engaged a … Continue reading

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2016 Update to the NH Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater Management now online!

The Soak Up the Rain NH program is excited to share the 2016 update to the New Hampshire Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater Management just in time for your spring landscaping projects! Check it out at http://soaknh.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/NH-Homeowner-Guide-2016.pdf and let us know what … Continue reading

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Training Opportunity: Landscaping for Water Quality (Nov 18 & 19, 2015)

This 2-day training is for professional landscapers and others interested in understanding how landscape features and practices can help to protect and improve water quality in our lakes, rivers, estuaries and other water bodies. You will learn how to read a … Continue reading

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New Guidance Document for Municipal Green Infrastructure Projects

EPA has recently released new guidance document for municipal green infrastructure projects. Green Infrastructure Opportunities that Arise During Municipal Operations provides approaches that local government officials and municipal program managers in small to midsize communities can use to incorporate green infrastructure … Continue reading

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Our Rain Barrel Runneth Over…

Our rain barrel runneth over…and it’s a good thing! THE SOAK UP THE RAIN NH PROGRAM HAS EXCEEDED OUR 2014 GOAL OF SOAKING UP 50,000 GALLONS OF RUNOFF!! Thanks to the hard work of our partners and staff, we have soaked … Continue reading

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Septic system resource needs

Strafford Regional Planning Commission seeks your feedback: What types of information, resources, or tools would help communities and property owners address septic systems and associated nonpoint source pollution?  

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New Hampshire Water Education Plan

For those of you involved in youth related water education.   Announcement:   Over the past few years a NH Water Education Plan Advisory Group, has been working to finalize a Water Education Plan for New Hampshire. The NH Department of Environmental Services’ … Continue reading

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Got a Shoreland Permit Question?

Use the new interactive tool from the NHDES Land Resources Management Bureau to determine if you need a Shoreland Permit! Land Resources Management Shoreland Program Permit Guidance This simple Survey Monkey tool can be used as the first step to determine … Continue reading

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Extension – DRAFT Priority Areas for NPS Management Activities

Hi All, DES has extended the informal comment period for providing initial feedback on the Priority Areas for NPS Management Activities document to August 30, 2013. Please take a look and let us know what you think at 20130702_For Comment_Priority Areas for … Continue reading

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DRAFT Priority Areas for NPS Management Activities – DES Soliciting Comments

Hi All, The DES Watershed Assistance Section is currently updating New Hampshire’s Nonpoint Source Management Plan (Plan). The State’s last Nonpoint Source Management Plan was published in 1999 (http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/pip/publications/wd/documents/nhdes-wd-99-7.pdf). In addition to the Plan being out of date, the US … Continue reading

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