LaNERR Virtual Roadshow - Pontchartrain Conservancy

LaNERR Virtual Roadshow

Join Us for a LaNERR Virtual Roadshow Presentation!

March 31st, 2021 starting at 5 p.m

The National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) System is a network of 29 coastal sites designated to protect and study estuarine systems. Established through the Coastal Zone Management Act, the reserves represent a partnership program between NOAA and the coastal states. NOAA provides funding and national guidance, and each site is managed on a daily basis by a lead state agency or university with input from local partners.

For decades now, the concept of siting a National Estuarine Research Reserve in Louisiana (LaNERR) has been a point of discussion. The first step was taken with a letter from the Governor’s office to NOAA on July 23, 2019. Correspondence from Governor John Bel Edwards’ office to the NERR program proceeded and advanced the initiative.

Pontchartrain Conservancy and the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting a LaNERR Virtual Roadshow. The presentation will be presented by the LaNERR Site Coordination Team that will explain what the NERR System is, how a NERR site in our coastal zone would benefit Louisiana, and the process of identifying a site that would meet the criteria for a NERR.
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