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Celebrating National Estuaries Week


Join Restore America’s Estuaries for the next edition of their Coastal Resilience Webinar. This month, NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program and the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve discuss the importance of their local estuaries to the surrounding community from an economic, ecosystem, and cultural perspective.
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Deanna Erickson, Director – Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve

Deanna Erickson is the Director of the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, where she has worked on chi-gami ziibi, (the St. Louis River estuary) in education and programmatic leadership since 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point and a Master of Education from the University of Minnesota Duluth and has worked and volunteered in conservation, natural resource management, and environmental education since 1998. Deanna was awarded the 2014 Lake Superior Stewardship award by the Lake Superior Binational Forum for the development of the Rivers2Lake program and has been awarded over $2.5 million in grant funding to support the community and the Reserve. She is also the current chair of the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education.

Isabelle Stinette, Restoration Manager – New York – New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program

Isabelle Stinnette is the Restoration Manager at the New York – New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP), where she works with partner agencies to further habitat restoration and monitoring effort and runs the inter-agency Restoration Work Group.  Isabelle was the lead researcher and author in HEP’s State of the Estuary Report and organizes the ever-expanding annual conference. Isabelle has a Masters’ degree in Marine Science and a B.A. in environmental studies and writing.

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The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve is part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS), established by Section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act, as amended. Additional information about the system can be obtained from the Estuarine Reserves Division, Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1305 East West Highway - N/ORM5, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

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