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Dec-2009  
Dec-30-2009 NHDES-NHLRA Partnership Certify Appalachian Mountain Club as an Environmental Champion
Dec-22-2009 New Hampshire Geological Survey to Receive $297,665 from U.S. Department of Energy for Geothermal Energy Project
Dec-22-2009 Eliminating the Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Your Home
Public Service Announcement included
Dec-10-2009 Southeast Watershed Alliance to Hold 1st Meeting, Dec. 14
Dec-10-2009 Weather-Related Public Service Announcement "Snow & Ice Can Damage Fuel Storage Tanks"
Dec-8-2009 The Gale River Motel & Cottages is The First Motel Certified as Environmental Champion under the New Partnership with The NHLRA and NHDES
Dec-2-2009 New Hampshire Coastal Program Accepting Grant Applications
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Nov-2009  
Nov-23-2009 Restoration Work at Little River Salt Marsh Begins
Nov-23-2009 Governor Lynch and Department of Environmental Services Commissioner Burack Recognize Winners of 2009 Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention
Nov-19-2009 Media Advisory:
Governor Lynch and DES Commissioner Burack to Present 2009 Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention
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Nov-17-2009 Indicates a NH Economic Stimulus project Seabrook Drinking Water Facility Breaks Ground
Largest ARRA Drinking Water Project in NH
Nov-16-2009 Indicates a NH Economic Stimulus project ARRA Drinking Water Funds Make a Big Impact on a Small Water System
Rochester’s Silver Bell Mobile Home Park Connected to Town Water Supply
Nov-13-2009 Keene Woodstove Changeout Rebates Going Fast
Nov-12-2009 Department of Justice
Defendant Agrees to $114,454 Penalty for Alleged Violations of Federal and State Air Pollution Laws and State Air Toxics Laws
Nov-12-2009 Former Maryland Governor, Smart Growth Pioneer, to Speak at Watershed Conference
Nov-12-2009 Indicates a NH Economic Stimulus project ARRA Project Ground Breaking
Seabrook Drinking Water Project
Largest ARRA-funded Drinking Water Project in New Hampshire
Nov-9-2009 Exeter Public Works Partners with EPA’s WaterSense Program
Nov-6-2009 DES to Host Public Information Meeting on the Re-Adoption of the Asbestos Disposal Sites Rules
Nov-5-2009 DES Levies $23,000 Fine for Violation of the Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act
Nov-5-2009 Removal of the Maxwell Pond Dam and Restoration of Black Brook Celebrated In Manchester
Remnants of Spillway Awarded to Maxwell Pond Dam Removal/Black Brook Restoration Project Partners
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Oct-2009  
Oct-29-2009 Media Advisory
Maxwell Pond Dam Removal/Black Brook Restoration Ceremony, November 5
Oct-29-2009 NH To Participate In 12th Annual National Recycling Campaign
Millions Expected To Celebrate America Recycles Day On November 15
Oct-27-2009 DES, Town of Raymond and SNHPC Collaborate to Consider River Erosion Hazard Ordinance Zoning
Oct-26-2009 Attend the 2009 Water and Watershed Conference
Oct-23-2009 Second Workshop Offered to Help Auto Body Shops with New Regulations
Free Workshop November 20 in Bow Offered by DES, NH Small Business Development Center and the NH Automobile Dealers Association
Oct-23-2009 DES Announces Fall Drawdown Notice & Opinion Survey on the Management of the Water Level of Lakes Waukewan and Winona
Oct-22-2009 NHDES and City of Keene Launch Woodstove Changeout Program at Local Event
Oct-15-2009 Winnicut River Dam Project Culminates in an Event and the Launch of a New Restoration Partnership
Oct-15-2009 Workshop Offered to Help Auto Body Shops With New Regulations
Free Workshop November 13 in Concord Offered by DES and NH Small Business Development Center
Oct-14-2009 Media Advisory
NHDES and City of Keene Announce Kick-Off of City-wide Woodstove Replacement Campaign
Oct-14-2009 Indicates a NH Economic Stimulus projectARRA Project Tour - Underground Storage Tank Removal Project in Pittsfield
Federal Stimulus Money Provided Funding for the Project
Oct-13-2009 Indicates a NH Economic Stimulus projectDES puts ARRA Funds for Leaking Underground Storage Tanks to Good Use
Oct-12-2009 Winnicut River Dam Removal Project Event, October 15 in Greenland, NH
Media and Public Invited to Celebrate Dam Removal and Launch of New Restoration Partnership
Oct-8-2009 Department of Justice
Defendant Agrees to $40,000 Penalty for Alleged Violations of State Shoreland and Wetlands Laws
Oct-7-2009 Indicates a NH Economic Stimulus projectPublic Information Meeting:
Construction Contract Requirements Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
- Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program
- Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program
Oct-2-2009 New Hampshire Aquatic Resource Mitigation Program Accepting Grant Applications for the Winnipesaukee River Watershed
Oct-1-2009 New Hampshire Aquatic Resource Mitigation Program Accepting Grant Applications for the Upper Connecticut River Watershed
Oct-1-2009 Department of Justice
Defendant Agrees to $60,000 Penalty for Alleged Violations of State Wetlands Laws
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Sep-2009  
Sep-29-2009 New Hampshire Aquatic Resource Mitigation Program Accepting Grant Applications for the Connecticut – Johns – Waits River Watershed
Sep-25-2009 DES Sustainable Land Use Planning Handbook Wins Recognition
Winner of Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association Project of the Year
Sep-25-2009 DES to Host Public Information Meeting on the New Southeast Watershed Alliance
Sep-24-2009 New Hampshire Energy and Climate Collaborative Meeting
Thursday, October 8, 2009, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Local Government Center in Concord
Sep-23-2009 DES and NH Rivers Council To Unveil Pervious Pavement Demonstration Project
Ribbon cutting ceremony September 30 at DES
Sep-23-2009 New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
Indicates a NH Economic Stimulus projectWinnicut River Dam Removal Begins in Greenland, N.H.
State and Federal Environmental Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations Combine Resources and Stimulus Funds and Efforts to Remove the Winnicut River Dam
Sep-22-2009 DES Publication Wins National Award
Making Your Business Greener Workbook wins MVP2 Award
Sep-21-2009 DES Recognizes Park Avenue Auto Parts for Environmental Achievement
Sep-15-2009 DES and Granite State Rural Water Sign Partnership Agreement
Sep-11-2009 State Announces Its 2009 Fall Drawdown of Lakes
Sep-10-2009 Public Information Meeting Notice
Management of the Water Level of Lakes Waukewan and Winona
Sep-4-2009 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Goose Pond, Canaan
Sep-1-2009 NH OSHA Consultation Program Hosting Free Seminar, September 29
NH Businesses Can Learn How to Keep Workers Safer and Healthier
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Aug-2009  
Aug-26-2009 STREAM RULES PUBLIC HEARINGS POSTPONED: The stream rules public hearings scheduled for September 1in Concord; September 3 in Littleton; and September 8 in Keene, have been postponed until further notice. This is being done to more fully consider concerns that have been raised recently. For more information, please contact Collis Adams, Wetlands Bureau Administrator, at (603) 271-4054.
Aug-24-2009 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Lake Waukewan, Meredith & New Hampton
Aug-17-2009 State Declares Air Quality Action Days
Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for Today and Tomorrow
Aug-14-2009 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Cobbett’s Pond, Windham
Aug-13-2009 DES Announces Merrimack River Watershed Grants
First Grants Awarded from DES Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund
Aug-7-2009 United States Environmental Protection Agency
Indicates a NH Economic Stimulus projectEPA Provides NHDES $1.8 million in Brownfields Grants from Stimulus (ARRA) funding
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Jul-2009  
Jul-30-2009 New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services
DHHS Issues Public Health Advisory for Swimmers at Silver Lake State Park in Hollis
Jul-22-2009 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Locke Lake, Barnstead
Jul-21-2009 Ammonoosuc River, Upper Reach Designated for Protection
Jul-17-2009 Grants Available for Protecting and Restoring New Hampshire Surface Waters
Jul-14-2009 Exeter River Geomorphic Assessment and Watershed-based Plan Published
Jul-9-2009 Upcoming Workshop Focuses on Greener Ski Resorts
“Green Slopes” Workshop Highlights Tank Compliance and Green Teams
Jul-7-2009 New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services
Health Department Launches Environmental Health Tool
New Hampshire’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Network Designed to Protect Residents’ Health
Jul-7-2009 DES and Seacoast Youth Services Team Up to Stop the Spread of Perennial Pepperweed
Jul-1-2009 Indicates a NH Economic Stimulus projectNH Dam Removal Project Receives National Stimulus Funding
Winnicut River Dam Removal Project to Receive $500,000
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Jun-2009  
Jun-29-2009 Indicates a NH Economic Stimulus projectPublic Information Meeting
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS UNDER AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT (ARRA)
- CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND LOAN PROGRAM
- DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND LOAN PROGRAM
Jun-25-2009 Indicates a NH Economic Stimulus projectDES Announces Diesel Emission Reduction Grants
Grants Funded by Federal Economic Stimulus Program
Jun-22-2009 Press Advisory
"Cyanotoxins in New Hampshire Lakes – What you Need to Know"
Workshop July 1 in Concord
Jun-17-2009 Partners to Host Public Meeting on the Study of Tidal Energy beneath the General Sullivan and Little Bay Bridges
Meeting June 24 at the NHDES Pease Field Office in Portsmouth
Jun-12-2009 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Willand Pond, Dover & Somersworth
Jun-12-2009 Cocheco River Designated for Protection
Jun-11-2009 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Mascoma Lake, Enfield
Jun-11-2009 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Locke Lake, Barnstead
Jun-11-2009 David J. Gale to Pay Environmental Penalty
Jun-8-2009 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Harvey Lake, Northwood
Jun-5-2009 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Goose Pond Canaan, NH
Jun-5-2009 DES and Plymouth State University Sign Partnership Agreement
Jun-4-2009 State Issues Cyanobacteria Warning for Lake Monomonac, Rindge, NH, and Winchendon, MA
Jun-3-2009 DES and NH Fish and Game Issue Advisory on Striped Bass and Bluefish Consumption
New Hampshire is One of Seven East Coast States Issuing Limits
Jun-2-2009 Indicates a NH Economic Stimulus project US EPA: $2.8 Million in Grants for Contaminated Land Cleanup, Economic Development in New Hampshire
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May-2009  
May-29-2009 New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
Atlantic Coast and Hampton/Seabrook Harbor Shellfishing Closed Because of "Red Tide"
May-21-2009 New Hampshire’s Beach Program to Start Coastal Water Sampling for 2009 Season
May-19-2009 DES Announces Help for Small Farms
May-19-2009 Cold River Watershed Management Plan Published
May-18-2009 DES and EPA Conduct Dye Study on Little River in North Hampton
Study will help define bacterial pollution to the Atlantic Ocean
May-12-2009 Municipal Officials, Interest Groups Express Concerns About the Future of Water Resources in New Hampshire
May-8-2009 Lawn Watering a Costly Use of Precious Drinking Water
May-7-2009 DES and NH Association of Natural Resource Scientists Sign Partnership Agreement
Agreement signed as part of DES Partners Program
May-7-2009 Climate Change Presents Challenges for New Hampshire Water Suppliers
May-6-2009 NH Fourth Grade Water Science Fair a Great Success
Aaron Velez of Manchester Takes Top Prize
May-6-2009 All Private Drinking Water Wells Should Be Tested - Many Have Unsafe Levels of Arsenic, Radon
May-5-2009 Stimulus Package for Drinking Water Leaves Most Water Projects Wanting for Funds
May-5-2009 Portsmouth Engineer Wins State Award for Drinking Water Protection Efforts
May-4-2009 Small Community Water Systems Struggle to Provide Safe Water at Reasonable Cost
May-1-2009 Workshop Offered for Volunteers Interested in Lake Monitoring
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Apr-2009  
Apr-30-2009 Drinking Water Week is May 3 - 9
Celebration Event Scheduled for May 8 in Lancaster
Apr-30-2009 Media Advisory
DES and NH Water Works Association to Highlight Drinking Water Week with Daily Press Releases
Apr-28-2009 DES Announces New Members of Aspiring Leaders Program
Program Promotes Environmental Leadership
Apr-28-2009

Press Advisory
DES and UNH to Host Workshop on “Cyanotoxins in New Hampshire’s Lakes”

Workshop May 15 in Concord

Apr-27-2009 Air Quality Awareness Week, April 27 to May 1
Apr-24-2009 State Declares Air Quality Action Day
Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for Tomorrow
Apr-23-2009 State Orders Motor Vehicle Salvage Yards to Comply with Environmental Rules
Apr-22-2009 DES’s Volunteer River Assessment Program, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Team and Dave Chase (posthumous) Recognized by U.S. EPA
Apr-21-2009 Indicates a NH Economic Stimulus project Gov. Lynch, Commissioner Burack Announce 108 Drinking Water, Wastewater Projects Approved for Stimulus Funding
State Will Issue $58 Million in Federal Stimulus Funds for Water System Upgrades Across New Hampshire
Apr-20-2009 Indicates a NH Economic Stimulus project New Hampshire Brownfields Program Accepting Nominations for Projects to be Funded Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund Grant Supplemental Funding
Apr-20-2009 DES hosts Public Meeting regarding the Public Health Assessment of Ambient Air Quality of Claremont NH
Apr-16-2009 DES and Project Laundry List Sign Partnership Agreement
Agreement signed as part of DES Partners Program
Apr-16-2009 DES Recognizes Kendal at Hanover for its Safety and Health Programs
Apr-14-2009 DES and New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging & Restaurant Program Sign Partnership Agreement
Agreement signed as part of DES Partners Program
Apr-13-2009 Deadline for NHPPP Governor’s Award is fast approaching
Apr-13-2009 Press Advisory
DES to Present SHARP Award to Kendal at Hanover on April 16
SHARP: Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program
Apr-7-2009 2009 Training Workshops Offered for Volunteers Interested in River Monitoring
Apr-6-2009 New Hampshire Aquatic Resource Mitigation Program Accepting Grant Applications for the Merrimack River Watershed
Apr-1-2009 DES Announces Green Leaders
Four Businesses Achieve Second Tier of DES’s Environmental Leadership Initiative
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Mar-2009  
Mar-31-2009 DES Releases the Merrimack River Watershed Wetland Restoration Strategy
New website dedicated to wetland restoration – www.restoreNHwetlands.com
Mar-27-2009 Media Advisory
Indicates a NH Economic Stimulus project REVISED NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR: AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009
- CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND LOAN PROGRAM
- DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND LOAN PROGRAM
Mar-27-2009 Bring the Family to Discover WILD New Hampshire Day, April 18, 2009
Mar-27-2009 Earth Hour 2009
Join the world in turning off your lights on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Mar-25-2009 Climate Change Task Force Releases NH Climate Action Plan
Plan Will Build On State’s Efforts to Reduce Pollution, Increase Renewable Energy Usage
Creates New Hampshire Energy and Climate Collaborative To Oversee Plan’s Implementation
Mar-23-2009 Indicates a NH Economic Stimulus project DES Announces Draft Project Priority Lists for Projects Funded through the American Recover and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Draft Project Priority Lists for Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
Mar-23-2009 DES Releases Draft Public Health Assessment of the Ambient Air Quality of Claremont, New Hampshire
Mar-23-2009 Media Advisory
Governor Lynch to Release NH Climate Action Plan and Announce Formation of NH Energy and Climate Collaborative
Mar-9-2009 DES Issues Temporary Permit for PSNH Merrimack Station
Flue Gas Desulphurization System
Mar-9-2009 DES and NHMTA Announce Workshop on Marina Topics
Workshop April 10, 2009 in Concord
Mar-6-2009 DES Holds Public Information Sessions to Discuss Water Resources
Mar-6-2009 Governor Recognizes State Agencies for Energy Reductions Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Mar-6-2009 Media Advisory
Governor Lynch to Present Energy Efficiency Awards to State AgenciesAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
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Feb-2009  
Feb-26-2009 Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Environmental Land Resources Consultants
Feb-25-2009 Department of Justice
Watermark Marine Construction to Pay Environmental Penalty
Feb-20-2009 Office of the Governor
Indicates a NH Economic Stimulus project Gov. Lynch, Commissioner Burack Urge Communities To Apply For Federal Stimulus For Drinking Water, Wastewater Systems
Feb-19-2009 DES and Home Builders and Remodelers Association of NH Sign Partnership Agreement
Agreement signed as part of DES Partners Program
Feb-17-2009 DES Drinking Water Source Protection Workshop to be held Friday, May 1st, 2009 in Concord
Feb-12-2009 Three companies agree to pay fines for Air Pollution violations
Feb-11-2009 Weather-Related Public Service Announcement
"Snow & Ice Can Damage Fuel Storage Tanks"
Feb-11-2009 State Settles Air Pollution Case with Pinetree Power, Inc – Bethlehem Power Station for $92,700
Feb-10-2009 DES Completes Report on New Hampshire Water Resources, Moves Toward Preparing Water Plan
Feb-4-2009 Media Advisory
Press Conference on the Release of the New Hampshire Water Resources Primer and the State Water Plan Process -
February 10, 9:30 a.m., State Legislative Office Building Lobby, Concord
Feb-3-2009 Public Information Meeting
Merrimack River Watershed Wetland Restoration Plan
Feb-2-2009 State Declares Air Quality Action Day
Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for Today
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Jan-2009  
Jan-30-2009 Apply for the 2009 Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention
Jan-27-2009 DES Releases New Making Your Business Greener Workbook
Jan-26-2009 State Declares Air Quality Action Days
Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for Today and Tomorrow
Jan-21-2009 New Hampshire Coastal Program Accepting Land Protection Proposals
Jan-16-2009 State Declares Air Quality Action Day
Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for Today and Tomorrow
Jan-15-2009 United States Senator Judd Gregg
SENATE PASSED BILL INCLUDES BIPARTISAN GREGG INITIATIVE TO PROTECT NATION'S COASTAL LANDS AND HABITATS
Jan-15-2009 New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
Event Calendar Notice: Discover WILD New Hampshire Day -- Saturday, April 18, 2009
Jan-15-2009 Wintertime Air Quality Concerns
Jan-6-2009 Public Hearing
Lamprey River Proposed Protected Instream Flow
Public Hearing in Lee at Lee Safety Center
Jan-6-2009 DES to Host Meeting on Managing and Disposing of Unused Medicine
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