The 2014 National Estuaries Week was a huge success thanks to all the thousands of amazing volunteers and the dedicated event hosts who directly engaged thousands of people in volunteer and celebratory events.

Some exciting highlight include:

  • More than 2.3 million Social Media Impressions including #EstuariesWeek
  • 69 events registered and details shared on interactive map. Of these events, 23 are sponsored by Restore America’s Estuaries’ Member Organizations, 26 are sponsored by NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve Sites, 6 are sponsored by EPA National Estuary Program Partners, 2 by National Fish Habitat Partnership, and 12 are affiliated with other organizations.
  • Over 19,149 volunteers and citizens were directly engaged in a combined 83,846 hours of service and other activities based on estimates from event hosts.
  • National Estuaries Week volunteers contributed an economic value estimated at over $1.8 million based on Independent Sector’s analysis of the economic value of volunteer time.
  • 28 Senators Cosponsoring National Resolution Recognizing Estuaries Week
  • 16 Proclmations by State Governors and the District of Columbia

Check out the full wrap-up report here.