PSU and N.H.’s Department of Environmental Services Sign Partnership Agreement

January 28th, 2013 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. - Plymouth State University and the Center for the Environment (CFE) and New Hampshire’s Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) have agreed to continue a joint partnership in protecting the environment and raising awareness and understanding of environmental issues in the North Country and Lakes Region of New Hampshire. PSU President Sara Jayne Steen and DES Commissioner Tom Burack signed the agreement in a January 28 ceremony, formalizing a two-year work plan to continue the work of joint projects for improved environmental protection with an emphasis on building understanding and involvement among local communities and organizations in the North Country.

N.H. Department of Environmental Services Commissioner Tom Burack, left, and PSU President Sara Jayne Steen sign a joint partnership agreement to protect the environment and raise awareness of environmental issues in New Hampshire's Lakes Region and North Country.

“This agreement is important because it recognizes that in New Hampshire, a healthy environment and strong economy go hand-in-hand,” Burack said. “For example, if we’re taking care of Squam Lake we’re going to have a stronger economy in the overall Lakes Region–that’s the kind of thing that really makes a difference.”

CFE Director Joseph Boyer said partnership gives students ‘real-world’ work experience while providing a valuable service to the people of the Lakes Region.

“This agreement and relationship is important because we value the shared services and shared abilities between academics and agencies and together we can provide a brighter future for environmental science, education and the economy,” said Boyer.

CFE and NHDES have previously partnered on several research projects and the establishment of the Center’s Environmental Research Laboratory, which serves as a satellite lab for the NHDES’ Volunteer Lake Assessment Program.

For more information about this release, contact Jim Martin, NH DES Public Information Officer, (603) 271-3710 or Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775

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