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Water Quality

Special Projects

  • NY Tidal Wetlands
  • NY & NJ Nutrient Assessment
  • New England Lakes and Ponds (NELP)
  • Cyanobacteria Workshop
  • Partnerships: Long Island Sound Total Maximum Daily Load
  • 303(d)/TMDL National Webinar Series
  • Water Quality | Wetlands


    Wetlands are vital to the environmental and economic health of New England and New York State. These ecologically unique areas provide habitat essential to our fish and wildlife populations.

    Wetlands also purify water through the uptake and control of sediment and pollutants, protect lives and property by controlling floods, and buffer coastal areas from storm damage and erosion. Wetlands help to maintain stream and river flows during dry periods, thereby replenishing water supplies and maintaining aquatic habitat.

    Some of our most popular recreational activities, such as hunting, canoeing and fishing, occur in wetlands. Moreover, wetlands provide open space, an important but increasingly scarce commodity in the Northeast. NEIWPCC works with our member states and other organizations to help study and preserve these vital areas.

    Please click on the links to the left for more information about NEIWPCC's activities relating to wetlands. You may also contact Kimberly Roth, the coordinator of our Wetlands Workgroup.






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