In today’s episode we discuss the National Estuary Program and how it works. The NEP functions within a unique collaborative governance model structured around collaboration and communication among every stakeholder in the watershed. We talk about the EPA’s connection to the NEP, the NEP Management Conference, how the NEP brings people together and our shared mission of protecting and restoring waterways.

IRL Community Engagement Coordinator Jessy Wales discusses all these things and more with Jennifer DiMaio, Physical Scientist with the US Environmental Protection Agency and Duane DeFreese, Executive Director of the IRL Council and the IRLNEP.

To learn more about the IRL Council and our lagoon home, visit OneLagoon.org.

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Community Engagement Coordinator, IRL National Estuary Program -Jessy Wayles
Jessy Wayles

Northern IRL Community Engagement Coordinator

Podcast host and executive director of the IRL Council of One Lagoon, Duane De Freese
Duane De Freese

Executive Director of the IRL Council and the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program

Jennifer DiMaio, Region 4 Physical Scientist with the US Environmental Protection Agency
Jennifer DiMaio

Region 4 Physical Scientist with the US Environmental Protection Agency

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