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National Estuary Program (NEP)

State of the Bay Report for New York and New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program

The New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP) was established in 1988 under the Clean Water Act to protect and restore the estuary resources we depend on and share. Work groups and committees coordinated by HEP focus on improving the health of our water bodies and habitats, managing sediments, fostering community stewardship, educating the public, and improving safe access to our waterways.

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