National Estuary Program That Protects and Restores Critically Important Coastal Areas, Supports Fish and Wildlife, and Provides Recreational Benefits to Millions at Serious Risk

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The EPA’s National Estuary Program keeps water clean and free of dangerous levels of toxins, nutrients and pathogens, protects land that provides habitats for coastal and marine species, controls non-native species, and provides information to coastal communities threatened by natural disasters. EPN has created this National Estuary Program fact sheet to provide an understanding of how important this program is to the environmental protection of coastal regions and the health of those who live there.

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