Restore America’s Estuaries Blog


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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After disaster, we keep moving on

My grandmother’s favorite saying was: “Life is an adventure, enjoy the surprises and keep going”.  Well that certainly rang true for the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resource Department’s National Estuaries Week (NEW) program, Rendezvous at Robinson Expansion. In conjunction with our partners Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Tampa Bay Estuary…

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Creating partnerships for good

In his book Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek explores the biological wiring that helped drive humans to evolve and succeed over our long history. Humans learned to form groups to cooperate and support each other in confronting external threats together—whether saber-toothed tigers, scarce resources, or harsh weather. What does that…

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Cleaning up down south

On a sunny afternoon in Mississippi, 1,000 volunteers put their collective power to work by cleaning up nearly 37,000 pounds of trash from local watershed. Pearl Riverkeeper hosts the annual Pearl River Clean Sweep, an event that unites 15 Mississippi counties and two Louisiana parishes to clean up more than…

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