Restore America's Estuaries Blog

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By Daniel Hayden Last month, I wrote about how Springtime is a great chance to participate in restoration projects, beach cleanups, and other volunteer events in your community. These are great ways to improve our environment, meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors. If you have not signed up for…

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RAE Releases 2021 NEP Coastal Watersheds Grant RFP

Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) is pleased to announce the availability of the 2021 National Estuary Program Coastal Watersheds Grant (NEP CWG) Request for Proposals (RFP), available here.   Now in its second year, the NEP CWG Program is a nationally competitive grants program designed to support projects that address urgent and challenging issues threatening the…

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2021 SNEP Watershed Grants – Apply Today!

$1.75 Million in Funding Available to Restore Clean Water and Resilient Coasts in SE New England For as long as people have lived in Southeast New England, we’ve depended on the coastal environment – for food, recreation, transportation, energy and, today, for the solace that communion with nature can bring in…

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RAE Supports Appointment of Michael Regan as EPA Administrator

On Wednesday, March 10, Michael Regan, innovative leader of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and climate change advocate, was confirmed as the first black man to lead the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Restore America’s Estuaries is excited to continue our longstanding partnership with the EPA under…

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RAE applauds immediate focus on climate

Coastal resilience, environmental justice key pieces of Biden’s climate Executive Order By Daniel Hayden Last week, President Biden signed a sweeping Executive Order aimed at tackling the climate crisis, with a focus on addressing injustice, rebuilding our economy, and restoring environmental integrity across government. Public opinion overwhelmingly supports these measures.…

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Securing healthy rivers for healthy communities

Aquatic organism passage critical for migratory fish and flood protection  By James Miller As one of the last rivers containing a remnant population of wild Atlantic salmon and the southernmost river in the species’ range, Maine’s 66-mile Sheepscot River is, literally, exceptional. In another way, it’s far from unique: The…

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2020 Coastal Watersheds Grant Announcement

RAE grants more than $1.33 million 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 $1,336,373 to eight coastal organizations to improve water quality and restore critical coastal habitat. Grant recipients include municipalities,…

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