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National Estuaries Week
September 14 - September 21
National Estuaries Day began in 1988 to promote the importance of estuaries and the need to protect them. In partnership with the National Estuaries Program, National Estuarine Research Reserve Association, Restore America’s Estuaries, and many other organizations, NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System has extended the festivities to a whole week. National Estuaries Week is an annual celebration and campaign to increase public awareness of estuaries and to encourage people to become involved in the protection of these important natural resources.
National Estuaries Week will be observed this year from September 14 to 21. Reserves will be hosting numerous fun and educational events throughout the week to build awareness of the important benefits provided by estuaries.
To learn about estuary-related events near you, visit the Restore America’s Estuaries’ events webpage.