National Estuaries Week Successes
The 30th celebration of National Estuaries Week this year was a huge success. Organizations and volunteers from across the country gathered at their local bays, riverfronts, and classrooms to celebrate and learn about the importance of our estuaries and how they benefit our daily lives.
From September 15-22, more than 30,000 volunteers across 21 states, Canada, and Guam, participated in over 105 events.
For example, the Old Women Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve in Huron, Ohio hosted tours of the estuary and invited visitors to join in a bird hike, learn more in their science labs, and participate in canoe trips around the estuary.