Restore America's Estuaries Blog

Restore America’s Estuaries Supports Blue Carbon provisions in the FY21 Reconciliation Bill

By Daniel Hayden For more than a decade, RAE has been advocating for “Blue Carbon,” or the ability of coastal habitats to mitigate the effects of climate change through the sequestration and storage of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The FY21 Reconciliation Bill before Congress is a key opportunity…

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Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund (TBERF) announces 2021 award recipients

The Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund (TBERF) is a competitive grants program that supports projects which implement the water quality improvement, habitat restoration, applied research, and education priorities of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP) and its partners. TBEP and RAE encourage local and national contributions from the public and private…

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EPA Funding for Local Groups Will Help Protect and Restore Southeast New England’s Coastal Environment

Event in Pawtucket will introduce grantees and include tour of new Tidewater Landing waterfront development site Contact: Tom Ardito Restore America’s Estuaries – Director, SNEP Watershed Grants tardito@estuaries.org Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has selected 14 local organizations for $1.75 million in…

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U.S. FWS Coastal Program report sheds light on another successful year of restoration

By Daniel Hayden For many of us summer and the shore go together like cake and ice cream or a rod and a reel.  Our shores are more than just a place to recreate, though. They also protect us from storms and floods, while providing critical habitat for marine life, waterfowl, and diverse plant communities. These unique…

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Changing the Tide: Environmental Justice Integrations within Coastal Conservation

Reflections on a Summer with Restore America’s Estuaries By Liz Plascencia (she/they) Home is where the Pacific envelops the rugged coastal cliffs and sloping valleys of California. The roaring swells, salty sweet air, and high tide line of kelp fronds are the foundations of my childhood. My fondest memories were…

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Invasive species and their threat to native flora and fauna

By Cassidy McGurk Since settlers first laid foot on American soil, they’ve brought with them invasive plants and animals. Some had a function, such as livestock or sport (brown trout), which have become successful economic and cultural drivers. Others, like pilewort, Russian olive, and day lilies, were brought for aesthetics, such as…

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IPCC global warming report underscores need for urgent estuary climate action

By Rob Shane Today, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a dire warning on the status of human-induced climate change. The latest report, the Summary for Policymakers, is the first in a series under the Sixth Assessment Report that was produced by the world’s leading climate…

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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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