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.