Regrettably, far too many water bodies in New England and New York State contain water that is impaired. Fortunately, there are people working hard to correct the problems. Our region is home to many programs that target specific water bodies and the challenges they face. NEIWPCC has entered into partnerships with a number of these programs as a means of supporting their efforts. While the work may focus on a single area, the lessons learned can be applied in future projects and contribute to our overall understanding of water pollution control.
Our staff at the Lake Champlain Basin Program conduct a wide range of activities, including education and outreach, water quality monitoring, and research into aquatic nuisance species. We also serve as the program's financial administrator and as a program advisor.
Elsewhere, NEIWPCC staff at the Long Island Sound Study focuses on educating the public through publications and other outreach efforts. For the Peconic Estuary Program, our staff coordinates numerous water quality and habitat management efforts.
Another important way in which NEIWPCC assists our member states is by providing staff who work directly with state agencies. In doing so, we provide the highly specific skills and expertise that the states require to address their water-related priorities.