EPA has released the first interactive map, NEPmap, detailing information about 29 National Estuary Program projects throughout the United States. NEPmap provides a summary of details about each project including program description, size, habitat(s) at issue, restoration activities and lead agency identification.

The NEPmap allows users to view water quality data for any estuary as well as surrounding watersheds. NEPmap is flexible and users can create and print maps and reports in a variety of different formats.

Key information applicable to NEPmap is for FY2010 and FY2011 but other information is available dating back to 2000. The map is available at http://gispub2.epa.gov/NEPMap/index.html.

The National Estuary Program is a network of voluntary community-based programs that safeguards the health of important coastal ecosystems throughout the United States.