Estuary and Wetlands Resources and Links


Restore America 's Estuaries:

Estuarine Resources:

Association of National Estuary Programs:

Washington State Department of Ecology Wetlands:

Padilla Bay:

NOAA's National Estuarine Research Reserve System is a network of 25 protected areas that provide research and education to promote informed coastal resource management.

The EPA's National Estuary Program was established in 1987 by amendments to the Clean Water Act to identify, restore and protect nationally significant estuaries of the United States:

Authorized by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, this unique state-federal partnership leaves day-to-day management decisions at the state level in the 33 states and territories with federally approved coastal management programs:

Coastal America is a unique partnership of federal agencies, state and local governments and private organizations. The partners work together to protect, preserve, and restore our nation's coasts:

CICEET supports the scientific development of innovative technologies for understanding and reversing the impacts of coastal and estuarine contamination and degradation:

Coastal Challenges: A Guide to Coastal and Marine issues. A publication of the National Safety Council's Environmental Health Center, prepared in conjunction with Coastal America:

Association of State Wetland Managers:

Links for kids:


Kids for Puget Sound:

Exploring Estuaries: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency developed this Web site to introduce kids of various ages to the ecology of estuaries. Teachers also can use this resource in the classroom to enhance their lesson plans and activities.

New Zealand estuaries:

Links for teachers:

People for Puget Sound Environmental Education Resources:


Discover Wetlands Curriculum (State of Washington):


National Marine Education Association: Affiliated with the National Science Teachers Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, NMEA provides a valuable focus for marine and aquatic studies world-wide.

A site for teachers hosted by the National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:


WSU Beachwatchers is a volunteer-based community education service which seeks to represent scientific research methods and serve the community through education and non-partisan programs.  Links to other web sites do not imply WSU, Island County Government, or Beach Watchers endorsement of the organizations or individuals sponsoring those websites or the information presented on them.

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