Estuaries and the National Estuary Program
National Estuary Program 2022 Accomplishments
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Estuaries
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.
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 National Estuary Program
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.