In This Issue
Binational Partnership Studies Pollution | EPA Recommendations for Nutrient Criteria Require Clarification | Comments Address CSOs, Stormwater Reuse Funding | Tanks Webinar Series Continues to Engage | NEIWPCC Staff, Commissioners Receive EPA Awards | NEIWPCC Recognizes Staff | Lake Stewards Slow Invasives
In Brief | Accolades & Events
Introducing STREAMLINED

Our newsletter has a new name and a new look. Now published monthly, STREAMLINED brings you the latest news, events, and updates from NEIWPCC and our partners.
Binational Partnership Studies Pollution...

The increasing persistence of algal blooms in the Missisquoi Bay led to NEIWPCC's involvement in a binational water quality report on the Lake Champlain Basin, which was finalized in April. Missisquoi Bay, the northern-most sub-basin of the Lake...

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Comments Address CSOs, Stormwater Reuse Funding

NEIWPCC recently weighed in on the EPA's proposed allotment formula for the Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grants program. In a letter dated September 3, NEIWPCC, on behalf of our member states, provided comments addressing the...

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EPA Recommendations for Nutrient Criteria Require...

On August 20, NEIWPCC submitted a comment letter to the EPA in response to their draft numeric nutrient criteria recommendations for lakes and reservoirs. Accurately quantifying acceptable levels of nutrient loading is complicated, which is why...

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Environmental Surveillance, WOTUS, & Non-Flushables...

NEIWPCC hosted four specialty webinars for commissioners, federal, and state personnel this summer. Bookended by current research in environmental surveillance, the sessions also featured non-flushables, and an update on how the outcome from the...

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Tanks Webinar Series Continues to Engage

Current travel restrictions may have impacted in-person events, but may also be viewed as a boon for webinars, trainings, and other virtual events, including NEIWPCC's National Tanks Conference 2020 webinar series. On September 24, NEIWPCC hosted...

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Lake Stewards Slow Invasives

It is too late to keep the fishhook waterflea out of Lake Champlain. The invasive crustacean, native to Eurasia, was first detected in the lake in 2018. But there are still opportunities to prevent the spread of this and other invasive organisms...

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NEIWPCC Staff, Commissioners Receive EPA Awards

In a virtual celebration, three [current and former] NEIWPCC staff and commissioners were honored by the EPA during its 2020 Merit Award ceremony. Ron Poltak, former NEIWPCC executive director for more than 35 years, is the 2020 recipient of the...

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NEIWPCC Recognizes Staff in 2020

NEIWPCC recently rewarded employee Katie DeGoosh-DiMarzio with our Annual Achievement Award, for her excellent work protecting water quality in Rhode Island. Each year, NEIWPCC acknowledges one staff member who has gone above and beyond by...

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In Brief

Another source of microplastics in the environment: cars. Stonybrook University Ph.D. candidate to offer experiential course aimed at teaching college and high school students to become local water activists and citizen science storytellers....

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Accolades, Accomplishments, Notices & Events

Compliments to Julia Twichell, GIS/Watershed Specialist at the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program (NBEP), for completing the development of NBEP’s new Data Hub and Vision 2032 websites...

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Reinventing NEIWPCC: Interstate Waters

The September issue of Interstate Waters reintroduces NEIWPCC amidst major changes in the way we work and interact in a post-COVID world. In Teaching the Teachers, Colleen Hickey, NEIWPCC's education and outreach coordinator for the Lake...

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