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Rivers Management and Protection Program

Rivers Management and Protection Program logoThe New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program (RMPP) was established in 1988 with the passage of RSA 483 to protect certain rivers, called Designated Rivers, for their outstanding natural and cultural resources. The program is administered by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.

For a river to be designated for protection, an interested individual or organization must first develop a River Nomination Adobe Acrobat Reader Symboloutlining 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. more...

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