Estuaries and the National Estuary Program
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) 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.
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
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.