National Estuarine Research Reserve Association
The National Estuarine Research Reserve Association (NERRA), a national nonprofit organization, was established in 1987 to promote and advance the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. NERRA is dedicated to the protection, understanding, and science-based management of our nation’s estuaries and coasts.
NERRA supports training through the National Estuarine Research Reserves Coastal Training Program. The coastal training program at each reserve helps local coastal officials identify solutions and make informed choices by bringing relevant science and expertise to bear on local environmental issues.