Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and UNH Cooperative Extension Great Bay Coast Watch would like to invite interested Rye, New Castle and Portsmouth residents to join Great Bay Coast Watch volunteers at the annual Great Bay Coast Watch Chili and Chowdah Fest at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth. The Fest will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. A presentation describing the results of a bacterial source tracking study in Berry’s Brook, Rye, New Hampshire will be given by Natalie Landry, NHDES and Dr. Steve Jones, University of New Hampshire. Berry’s Brook flows into Little Harbor under the Route 1A bridge. Water monitoring data show elevated bacteria levels in the Brook and the study investigated the sources of bacteria. The presentation will follow a potluck dinner.
Great Bay Coast Watch staff will also acknowledge volunteers efforts, celebrate 17 years of estuarine monitoring and update attendees on the progra’s on-going visioning process. There is no registration fee but RSVP is requested by noon on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 to Ann Reid, GBCW Coordinator at (603) 749-1565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.