Restore America's Estuaries Blog

RAE Welcomes Dr. Philip McAdoo as Inclusive Coasts Initiative Senior Advisor

In 2019, Restore America’s Estuaries updated its strategic plan to include a new core pillar explicitly focused on the need to change and expand how estuary and coastal conservation is practiced: We aim to engage a broader, more inclusive community to increase the scale of our efforts and achieve big…

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Restore your coast and improve habitat for fish, wildlife, communities

Find tools and information you need to launch a restoration project in your community   By Elsa Schwartz One year ago, during Habitat Month 2020, Restore America’s Estuaries and NOAA launched the Coastal Restoration Toolkit (RestoreYourCoast.org), a website that provides resources and project examples for both citizen-driven and organizational coastal…

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RAE joins Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership

        Following the June meeting of the Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership (ACFHP) steering committee, Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) officially joined the group as a partner organization. The committee approved the membership by unanimous vote, recognizing the vast overlap in partnership opportunities and common interests of the…

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Childs River restoration making progress in Massachusetts

By Tom Ardito On a hot July afternoon, I visited the Upper Child’s River Restoration Project on Cape Cod. The work is one of several coastal habitat restoration projects funded by the Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Watershed Grants, a partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Restore America’s…

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House Natural Resources Committee debates Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act

By Liz Plascencia On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, the Committee on Natural Resources reintroduced the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act which centers the critical role of the ocean in combatting the climate crisis. If you missed the live legislative hearing, you can access the recording of the fully remote session below.…

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When Normal is Exciting 

The idea of normal often seems underwhelming, mundane, and unimpressive. After a year of Covid-19 seclusion, though, getting back to normal is quite exciting! This past weekend we invited non-family members to a birthday celebration, I shook hands with a stranger, and plan on going to an in-person graduation next week. …

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Join us for the 2021 Living Shorelines Workshop

Join us in Cape May The 2021 Living Shorelines Tech Transfer Workshop will focus on integrated shoreline management, how to ensure that we design for future conditions and keep the entire coastline and community in mind.  With field trips to restoration sites, compelling speakers, and plenty of opportunities to talk…

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Climate, coastal resilience, and environmental justice stand out in President’s Budget

Hurricanes, wildfires, sea level rise, extreme flooding and extreme drought – whether you live near the coasts or in America’s heartland, climate change is a threat to our collective economic and ecological well being as a nation. Every day, we are inching closer to surpassing the 1.5 degrees Celsius tipping…

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