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.



A big thank you to our Gulf Coast sponsor, CITGO, whose support enabled organizations like the Land Trust for Mississippi Coastal Plain to plant trees in their watershed. Check out the video below!


Mississippi-RAE-Citgo National Estuaries Week 2015 from Restore America's Estuaries on Vimeo.