Restore America's Estuaries Blog

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. …

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

RAE Launches Inclusive Coasts Workshops to Enhance DEIJ in Coastal Conservation Grantmaking, Project Implementation 

Thanks to support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) is pleased to announce the launch of two workshop series designed to assist coastal conservation organizations in recognizing and overcoming barriers related to issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) in grantmaking and project implementation. These workshops are part of RAE’s larger Inclusive…

Continue reading

Restore America’ Estuaries (RAE) encouraged by President’s initial budget request

On Friday, March 11, the White House released their initial budget request for fiscal year 2022. This proposed budget puts the need to address climate change and protect our coastal communities and infrastructure front and center.  After 10 years of record weather disasters, this is a welcomed change in strategy and investment. The Administration is asking for a record 25% increase in funding for the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration…

Continue reading

Advocate for lasting change

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading