My Estuary: Jen Sherrod

Seafood: The Soul of New Orleans Jen Sherrod shucked her first oyster at the age of three and spent most of her young adult life working in restaurants along the Florida coast. When she left the Sunshine State in the 1990s to attend Loyola University Law School in New Orleans,…

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RAE Releases DEIJ Statement

By Briana Yancy Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) enhance how estuarine and coastal restoration is practiced. Centering the needs and voice of systemically excluded people, preserving diverse cultural heritage, and meaningfully engaging entire communities increases the scale and impact of conservation efforts which leads to a healthier coastal environment…

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Infrastructure, Build Back Better, and their Impact on Estuaries

By: Naomi Hill The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is “the single largest investment in water that the federal government has ever made”. This act was signed into law last month on November 15th, signaling a national prioritization of public and environmental health as well as providing a much-needed financial…

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RAE Awards More than $700,000 to Estuary Restoration Projects through NEP Coastal Watersheds Grant

On behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) has facilitated the funding of $703,213 to fourcoastal organizations to improve water quality and restore critical coastal habitat. 2021 is the second year RAE administered the Coastal Watersheds Grant Program. The program received requests for over $15 million in this round of competition. “We are thrilled with the quality of proposals we received.…

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