They are places where freshwater from rivers mix with saltwater from the sea.
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Learn about the important resources, benefits and services that estuaries provide
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What Is An Estuary? Now You Know! (Flash)
The NEP is a Collaborative, Effective, Efficient, and Adaptable Coastal Ecosystem-Based Network.
A network protecting and restoring 28 estuaries of national significance.
Explore the 28 individual NEPs that work in partnership with their communities.
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View NEP habitat protection and restoration projects on the National Estuary Program Mapper (NEPmap).
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