National Estuary Program

The Estuary Partnership is part of the National Estuary Program (NEP) - a network of voluntary community-based programs that safeguards the health of important coastal ecosystems. The NEP is administered by EPA and includes 28 programs across the country - including ones in Puget Sound and Tillamook Bay.

Visit the EPA National Estuary Program (NEP) web site or download the NEP brochure for more information on the National Estuary Programs. The Estuary Partnership is a member of the Association of National Estuary Programs (ANEP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of our nation's bays and estuaries.

And, take a photo tour of the country's NEPs.