One of the duties of the LAC is to consider and comment on any federal, state, or local government plans to approve, license, fund or construct facilities that would alter the resource values and characteristics of the river.  Our intention is to post our comments on this page.

Oyster River Local River Advisory Committee


Comment on water meter upgrades in Durham.  April 9, 2012.
Comment on Emerald Acres culvert replacement in Barrington, October 19, 2012.


In November, 2012, OR LAC along with the Oyster River Watershed Association cosponsored a four part mini-series about the Nitrogen issue in Great Bay.  Downloadable pdf files of the presentations are available below.  Note: pdf files do not allow for multi-layered graphics that are sometimes used in presentations.

Great Bay - the resource and health  -  November 1st   
Peter Wellenberger, Great Bay-Piscataqua Waterkeeper, former manager of the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Non-point nitrogen sources  -  November 8th
Michelle Daley, Associate Director, NH Water Resources Research Center

Point sources of nitrogen  -  November 15th
Dean Peschel, recently retired and currently environmental consultant to Dover, spokesperson for the Great Bay Municipal Coalition

Durham's Integrated Watershed Management Approach to Point and Non-Point Source Reduction -  November 29th
David Cedarholm, Town Engineer, Durham
Comment on Dollar General at Lee Traffic Circle, February 23, 2013.
Comment on Great Bay Dog Kennel in Durham, March 22, 2013.