Nomination of the Oyster River to the Rivers Management and Protection Program

For a river to be designated for protection, an interested individual or organization must first develop a River Nomination outlining the river's values and characteristics.  Support by local municipal officials and residents of the riverfront communities for the designation must also be sought and reported.  Once completed, the nomination is submitted to the DES Commissioner.

If approved, it is forwarded to the General Court for consideration.  If the Legislature approves the nomination, looking closely at the level of local support and presence of important river values, and if the Governor signs the bill, RSA 483 is amended to designate the river for protection under the program.

Oyster River Local River Advisory Committee


Survey Values to protect
Steps to protection Should government act