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Welcome to the official site

of the

New England Inland Rivers Geographic Response Strategy Development and Testing Project Series

Geographic Response Strategy (GRS) development and testing projects are being developed for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 Office by Nuka Research. This website is a repository for all project-related information and resources that will be used by the project work groups during the development and testing of GRS for inland river systems and lakes in Connecticut, Maine, Massachussetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

 

What is a Geographic Response Strategy?  Check out our FAQ page.

View the Project Overview Presentation 

Active Projects

GRS Development
Maine
August 2023 - August 2024

Moosehead Lake Region

A total of 10 GRS will be developed for the Moosehead Lake region in Maine

Massachusetts
August 2023 - August 2024

Housatonic River

A total of 1GRS will be developed for the Housatonic River in Massachusetts

GRS Validation/Testing
Blackstone River (MA & RI)
August 2023 - August 2024

1 exisiting GRS will be selected for testing and validation in Massachusetts

1 exisiting GRS will be selected for testing and validation in Rhode Island

Lake Champlain (VT)
August 2023 - August 2024

3 exisiting GRS will be selected for testing and validation on Lake Champlain in Vermont

Contact

EPA Region 1

Karen Way

GRS Project Coordinator

617-918-1256

way.karen@epa.gov

Nuka Research

Sam Butler

Project Manager

774-240-9194

sam@nukaresearch.com

Past Projects

2022 - 2023
Connecticut
Connecticut River

From August 2022 - August 2023 15 GRS were developed for portions of the Connecticut River in Connecticut. Project information can be found by clicking here or on the "Connecticut GRS" tab above.

Maine
Meduxnekeag River

From August 2022 - August 2023 6 GRS were developed for portions of the Meduxnekeag River in Maine. Project information can be found by clicking here or on the "Maine GRS" tab above.

2021 - 2022
Massachusetts
Connecticut River

From September 2021 - September 2022, 10 GRS were developed for portions of the Connecticut River in Massachusetts. Project information can be found by clicking here or on the "Massachusetts GRS" tab above.

2020 - 2021
New Hampshire/Vermont
Connecticut River

From September 2020 - September 2021, 10 GRS were developed for portions of the Connecticut River in New Hampshire and Vermont. Project information can be found by clicking here or on the "New Hampshire GRS" tab above.

2019 - 2020
Massachusetts

Blackstone River

From September 2019 - September 2020, 10 GRS were developed for the Blackstone River in Massachusetts. Project information can be found by clicking here or on the "Massachusetts GRS" tab above.

2018 - 2019
Connecticut

Housatonic and Naugatuck Rivers

From July 2018 - July 2019 10 GRS were developed for the Housatonic and Naugatuck Rivers in Connecticut. Project information can be found by clicking here or on the "Connecticut GRS" tab above.

2017 - 2018
Rhode Island

Blackstone and Pawtuxet Rivers

From September 2017 - September 2018 10 GRS were developed for the Blackstone and Pawtuxet Rivers in Rhode Island. Project information can be found by clicking here or on the "Rhode Island GRS" tab above.

2016 - 2017
New Hampshire
Androscoggin and Moose Rivers

From August 2016 - August 2017 5 GRS were developed for portions of the Androscoggin and Moose Rivers in New Hampshire. Project information can be found by clicking here or on the "New Hampshire GRS" tab above.

New Hampshire
Merrimack River

From August 2016 - August 2017 6 GRS were developed for the Merrimack River between Hooksett and the NH/MA border.  Project information can be found by clicking here or on the "New Hampshire GRS" tab above.

Vermont
Lake Champlain

From May 2016 - July 2017 15 GRS were developed for Lake Champlain in Vermont.  Project information can be found by clicking here or on the "Vermont GRS" tab above.

2015 - 2016
Maine
Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers

From September 2015 - June 2016, 10 GRS were developed for portions of the Kennebec, Sebasticook, and Penobscot Rivers in Maine.  Project information can be found by clicking here or on the "Maine GRS" tab above.

New Hampshire
Exeter and Lamprey Rivers

From September 2015 - June 2016, 5 GRS were developed for portions of the Exeter, Squamsott, and Lamprey Rivers in New Hampshire.  Project information can be found by clicking here or on the "New Hampshire GRS" tab above.

2013 - 2014
Massachusetts
Merrimack and Charles Rivers

During 2013-2014 10 GRS were developed for the Merrimack and Charles Rivers in Massachusetts.  Additional information on this project can be found by clicking here or on the "Massachusetts GRS" tab above.

Developed by Nuka Research & Planning Group LLC

Seldovia, AK * Plymouth, MA

www.nukaresearch.com

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