Restore America's Estuaries Blog

Giving back is delicious

Louisiana is famous for its seafood, not least of all, its oysters. Served on the half shell, chargrilled, or fried, our coast serves up millions of the tasty bottom-dwellers each year, to locals and tourists alike. Louisiana is the top producer of oysters in the nation, shelling over 70% of…

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Massachusetts SNEP grants announced

EPA New England Regional Administrator Alexandra Dunn speaks to attendees. Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are pleased to announce the 2018 Massachusetts recipients of the Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Watershed Grants. Launched in early 2018, SNEP grants target water pollution, habitat degradation, and other…

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Doubling the impact at Summit 2018

Photo courtesy of Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, Rainbow Harbor

Photo courtesy of Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, Rainbow Harbor I have personally attended the previous two Summits hosted by Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) and found them to be the premier gathering of experts and practitioners in coastal and estuarine restoration and management. The value of Summit is multifaceted…

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Mobilizing volunteers around Galveston Bay

Boy Scout Troop 957 pose with their favorite ‘trash drinks’ after a successful clean–up event. This past year, the care for Galveston Bay and its community was reflected through the outpour of participation and support during Galveston Bay Foundation’s (GBF) post–Harvey cleanup events, Trash Bash and Adopt–A–Beach sites, and at…

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The ‘Napa Valley’ of oysters

With millions of acres of coastal waters, North Carolina recognizes the importance of shellfish to its economy, cultural heritage and environmental health – and it’s well on its way to becoming the ‘Napa Valley’ of oysters. The state has just become the first in the Southeast and the sixth in…

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