Partnership Agreement with NH Department of Environmental Services

Plymouth State University and the Center for the Environment (CFE) signed a Partnership Agreement with New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) on June 5, 2009.

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. The Partnership Agreement formalizes the relationship between PSU and NHDES and includes a two-year work plan to continue the work of the Environmental Research Laboratory, develop environmental research and outreach projects, work together on the analysis and interpretation of applied environmental problems, and raise awareness and understanding of environmental issues in the North Country and Lakes Region of New Hampshire. It is anticipated that this Partnership Agreement will result in enhanced communication between NHDES and CFE and enable joint projects for improved environmental protection with an emphasis on building understanding and involvement among local communities and organizations in the North Country and Lakes Region of New Hampshire.