Estuaries and the National Estuary Program
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Estuaries
Learn about how Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds will help NEPs over the next five years.
What Are Estuaries and Why Are They Important?
Estuaries are places where freshwater from rivers mix with saltwater from the sea. Learn more about estuaries.
Learn about the important resources, benefits and services that estuaries provide.
What You Can Do to Help
Estuary Information for Teachers and Students
The NEP is a collaborative, efficient, and adaptable ecosystem-based network of organizations that protects and restores 28 estuaries of national significance.
Learn about the NEP
Learn about the National Estuary Program's work, accomplishments, and resources.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Learn about how Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds will help NEPs over the next 5 years.
Explore Local Estuary Programs
Explore the websites, CCMPs, and State of the Bay Reports from individual NEPs.
NEP Success Stories
Read about NEP environmental, programmatic, and leveraging success stories.
Read about grant opportunities available for projects in qualifying geographic areas.
NEPmap and NEP StoryMap
Explore NEP habitat protection and restoration projects on NEPmap. Learn about the issues and partnerships of the 28 local NEPs on the StoryMap.