Restore America's Estuaries Blog

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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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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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…

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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…

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