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NEIWPCC  is taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For up-to-date information about the status of NEIWPCC programs in light of the coronavirus pandemic, consult our status page.

We Are NEIWPCC

A community of problem solvers advancing clean water in the Northeast, in service to the states and the people. Our mission includes research and monitoring, outreach and education, and training, support, and advocacy. Learn More >

Protecting Cherished Water Resources

From Lake Champlain to Narragansett Bay and beyond, we staff and support programs that protect and champion specific water bodies and target the challenges they face. We apply lessons learned to protect water resources across the region. Learn More >

Monitoring the Health of Our Water

Our mission includes expanding knowledge about the condition of the Northeast’s water resources. Research and monitoring by our staff and by partners tracks the presence of aquatic invasive species and harmful algal blooms, the effects of sea level rise, water quality trends, and many other critical topics. Learn More >

Studying and Protecting Estuaries and Wetlands

Wetlands and estuaries are ecologically unique areas that provide habitat essential to our fish and wildlife populations.

Wanted: Water Quality Presenters

Training Webinars for Water Quality Impairment Professionals. NEIWPCC is now accepting presentation proposals for our National 303(d)/TMDL Webinar Series. Since 2016, this EPA-funded program has… Continue reading >

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Apr
28
Tue
Long Island Sound Community Based Social Marketing Workshop @ Beardsley Zoo
Apr 28 – Apr 29 all-day

As of 3/17, this event is canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Check the Long Island Sound Study workshop web page for more information. 

 

Apr
22
Thu
31st Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference @ Woodstock Inn
Apr 22 – Apr 23 all-day

~CORONAVIRUS UPDATE~

NEIWPCC is hosting the event with support from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the EPA Region 1.

The event will take place April 22-23, 2021 in Woodstock, Vermont.

The conference is open to federal, tribal, state, and municipal government and private sector professionals. Nonprofit and watershed organizations staff, and college and university students and professors are also welcome.

For more information, visit the conference website.


Additional Information

NEIWPCC maintains a NPS Conference archive, with access to conference materials between 2007 and 2019.

2018 National Nonpoint Source Training Workshop and Archive

Nonpoint Source Pollution

 

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Our Programs

NEIWPCC is a not-for-profit interstate agency that serves and assists our states by coordinating activities and forums that encourage cooperation, developing resources that foster progress on water and wastewater issues, representing the region in matters of federal policy, training environmental professionals, initiating scientific research projects, educating the public, and providing overall leadership in water management and protection.
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Where Do We Serve?

Watersheds cross political boundaries. So do we. In addition to region-wide work at our Lowell, Massachusetts, headquarters, NEIWPCC manages or supports programs and environmental training in its seven member states. Many programs focus on a particular watershed or area. Learn More >

Additional NEIWPCC employees work in state offices across the region. Learn More >

Maine Training

NEIWPCC’s JETCC program trains and accredits wastewater operators in the state of Maine. Go>

Massachusetts Training

NEIWPCC trains and accredits wastewater operators and soil and septic inspectors in Massachusetts. Go>

Lake Champlain Basin Program

The Lake Champlain Basin Program runs and funds research, monitoring, mitigation, and public outreach programs that protect the lake. Go>

Narragansett Bay Estuary Program

The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program runs and funds research, monitoring, and mitigation projects that protect the bay and its watershed. Go>

Long Island Sound Study

The Long Island Sound Study Program runs and funds research, monitoring, mitigation, and public outreach programs that protect the sound. Go>

Storm Recovery Area

NEIWPCC employees support the work of the New York Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, helping hard-hit areas rebound from Hurricane Sandy.
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Hudson River Programs

In the Hudson Valley, two linked programs run and fund research, monitoring, mitigation, and public outreach programs that protect the Hudson estuary watershed. Go>

Peconic Estuary Program

The Peconic Estuary Program runs and funds research, monitoring, mitigation, and public outreach programs that protect the estuary. Go>

What Are the Issues?

Commercial and residential growth have combined to produce an abundance of pollutants that often flow unchecked into lakes, rivers, and bays. See below for the primary environmental issues of our region.