Great Bay Stewards

to protect and preserve the vitality of the Great Bay estuarine system through education, land protection, research and care of the Great Bay. We will work with the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and other conservation-minded organizations to achieve our goals.

The Great Bay Stewards was formed in 1995, when a group of volunteers banded together to support the Research Reserve and the Great Bay Discovery Center. The Stewards and the Great Bay Trust merged in 1997, continuing as the Great Bay Stewards.
Active on many issues, the Trust and the Stewards worked to:

  • Establish a National Estuarine Research Reserve as a place for education, research, and resource protection. The Reserve includes the Great Bay Estuary (4,500 acres of tidal waters and wetlands) and about 12,000 additional acres of multi-use land.
  • Convert former Pease Air Force Base land to a National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Develop the Great Bay Discovery Center for Great Bay education programs.

The Stewards play an integral role in a variety of programs associated with the Reserve. Through fundraising events, private donations, and educational programs, funds are made available to protect Great Bay for future generations.

Contact Great Bay Stewards

Jay Sullivan
Land Steward Coordinator
89 Depot Rd
Great Bay Discovery Center
Stratham, New Hampshire  03885
Phone: (603) 778-0015


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • New Hampshire

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