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 Welcome to the National Estuarine Research Reserve Association (NERRA) web site. NERRA was established in 1987 and is dedicated to the protection, understanding, and science-based management of our nation’s estuaries—the valuable areas where the river meets the sea. 

Valentine's Day over 1 million Twitter and FB users joined in the “i heart estuaries” campaign letting Congress know that there is lots of love for estuaries & that cuts break your heartY

Learn about the economic value of the NERRS

NEW!   NERRA's For Friends by Friends Blog

NERRA's FY 13 budget request
NERRA's Impact Analysis of President's FY13 budget cuts to NERRS

Recreational and Educational Outdoor Opportunities at our reserves - Join the Fun!                                 
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