National Estuaries Week 2017 is September 16-23!

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We are excited to announce the official dates for National Estuaries Week 2017: September 16-23! We are looking forward to working  with all of our partners again this year and helping to plan the great events to highlight the importance of healthy estuaries.

Be sure to add your 2017 events to our updated Events Tracker Map. You can also use this tool to find events close to you to join! We've also updated the Tookit with new sample tweets and information on inviting Members of Congress. You can also find blog ideas, an op-ed template, and a press advisory template, and other general NEW 2017 information.



We also want to extend a huge thanks to our dedicated event hosts and enthusiastic volunteers from last year. National Estuaries Week 2016 was the most successful event to date! More than 19,000 volunteers contributed over 90,000 hours of service to restoring and improving the nation's estuaries at more than 150 events across the country. You can check out the National Estuaries Week report and executive summary to learn more about last year's accomplishments.

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And, many thanks to CITGO, our National Estuaries Week Gulf Coast sponsor. 

Thanks to their support, Restore America's Estuaries was able to fund seven National Estuaries Week 2016 events in the Gulf of Mexico, helping to improve and restore ecosystems throughout the Gulf.

Since 1988, National Estuaries Week has celebrated the many ways we benefit, from healthy, thriving coastal ecosystems. All throughout the country, local organizations including Restore America’s Estuaries member groupsNational Estuarine Research Reserves and National Estuary Programs organize special events, like beach clean-ups, hikes, canoe and kayak trips, workshops and more to recognize the special role these places play in our everyday lives. National Estuaries Week is a terrific opportunity to learn more about estuaries and the perfect excuse to spend time on your local bay!

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