Restore America's Estuaries Blog

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 $1,086,373 to seven coastal organizations to improve water quality and restore critical coastal habitat. Grant recipients include municipalities,…

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Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act signed into law

On January 13th 2021, H.R.4044, the Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act, was signed into law.   Introduced to the House in 2019 through the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and sponsored by Rep. Tom Malinowski (D – NJ), the act reauthorizes appropriations for the National Estuary Program until 2026 and nearly doubles the annual…

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Giving Thanks for our Estuary Heroes

By Arielle Ostry Thanksgiving is a time for gratefulness and reflection, and we are beyond thankful to all those dedicated to restoring and preserving our nation’s estuaries.  During this year’s Estuaries Week, we partnered with our friends at NERRA and ANEP to celebrate our “Estuary Heroes.” These are people who go above and beyond in advocating for our estuaries and bays and educating others…

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