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National Estuary Program (NEP)

National Estuary Program Fact Sheets

The following fact sheets about the National Estuary Program are available:

National Estuary Programs (NEPs) in Action

The following success stories demonstrate the significant work being done, and the broad range of issues being addressed by the NEPs. Each highlights how the NEPs implement the Clean Water Act in ways that are effective, efficient, collaborative and adaptive. To find out more about the NEPs featured, please visit their websites listed in each fact sheet, or go to National Estuary Home Pages.

Smart Growth through the NEPs

Because growth and development can have a profound effect on water quality, many NEPs have shown leadership in local Smart Growth efforts to protect and improve their estuaries:

General NEP Information

See: General Fact Sheets from EPA's National Estuary Program

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