News : Great Bay Stewards Immerse Students in Estuary’s Uniqueness

Jul 24, 2012

Published in the Portsmouth Patch, Exeter Patch and Fosters' Daily Democrats

By Heikki Perry

A successor to the group that 40 years ago helped stop the development of a Great Bay oil refinery, the Great Bay Stewards has since expanded its environmental and conservation efforts to include education of young and old alike.

A “friends group” to the Great Bay NationalEstuarine Research Reserve, the Stewards help and rely on the Great BayDiscovery Center, the educational cornerstone for the Reserve, to meet the organization’s core mission. The Stewards provide funding for programs, capital improvements, and new exhibits that promote learning — and none too soon. The health of Great Bay is less than ideal, says Jay Diener, president of Great Bay Stewards.

Read the full story in the Portsmouth Patch, Exeter Patch and Fosters Daily Democrat.