NEIWPCC provides administrative, program, and budgetary support to some of these place-based programs. While the work may focus on a single geographic area, the lessons learned can be applied in future projects and contribute to our overall understanding of water pollution control.
Our staff at the Lake Champlain Basin Program conducts a wide range of activities, including education and outreach, water quality monitoring, and research into aquatic nuisance species.
We have staff at both of two interlinked Hudson River programs. Also, for the past five years, the Commission has managed and advised another interstate compact, the Interstate Environmental Commission District. From its Staten Island, New York, headquarters, the District staff performs vital environmental monitoring and analysis in New York – New Jersey harbor, eastern Long Island Sound, and beyond.
Elsewhere, NEIWPCC staff members at the Long Island Sound Study focus on research, monitoring, and educating the public through publications and other outreach efforts. For the Peconic Estuary Program, our staff coordinates numerous water-quality and habitat-management efforts.
The Commission staff at the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program protects and restores clean water, fish, wildlife, and habitats. It manages local land for conservation and for the community, and manages climate-change impacts to the area’s natural systems.
Another important way in which NEIWPCC assists our member states is by providing staff who work directly with state agencies. In doing so, we provide the specific skills and expertise that the states require to achieve their water-related priorities.
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