The mission of the Great Bay Stewards is the long-term protection and conservation of the Great Bay estuarine ecosystem by supporting education, land protection, research and stewardship of Great Bay, in partnership with the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and other like-minded organizations.

As part of its mission to promote stewardship of the Great Bay estuary, the Stewards have a natural interest in preserving its unique ecology and play an integral role in a variety of programs associated with the Great Bay Research Reserve.

As the friends group of the Reserve, the biggest need is to provide funding to support a wide-range of critical programs. Through fundraising events, private donations, and working with local businesses, funds are made available to protect Great Bay for future generations.

Feel free to review some of our programs designed to assist efforts to conserve and preserve Great Bay here.

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