National Estuaries Week is September 17-24!


  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 groups, National 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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Planning an event? Check out our 2016 Toolkit for event planning resources.

Hosting an event? Register your event on our interactive map.

Attending an event? Find a 2016 National Estuaries Week event near you!

Have a question? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.


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

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