My Estuary: Jen Sherrod

Seafood: The Soul of New Orleans Jen Sherrod shucked her first oyster at the age of three and spent most of her young adult life working in restaurants along the Florida coast. When she left the Sunshine State in the 1990s to attend Loyola University Law School in New Orleans,…

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RAE Releases DEIJ Statement

By Briana Yancy Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) enhance how estuarine and coastal restoration is practiced. Centering the needs and voice of systemically excluded people, preserving diverse cultural heritage, and meaningfully engaging entire communities increases the scale and impact of conservation efforts which leads to a healthier coastal environment…

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Infrastructure, Build Back Better, and their Impact on Estuaries

By: Naomi Hill The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is “the single largest investment in water that the federal government has ever made”. This act was signed into law last month on November 15th, signaling a national prioritization of public and environmental health as well as providing a much-needed financial…

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RAE Awards More than $700,000 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 $703,213 to fourcoastal organizations to improve water quality and restore critical coastal habitat. 2021 is the second year RAE administered the Coastal Watersheds Grant Program. The program received requests for over $15 million in this round of competition. “We are thrilled with the quality of proposals we received.…

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Caring For Our Coast 2022 Grants Now Available

Download the 2022 RFP Download the 2022 Application Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) is pleased to announce the call for applications as part of the 2022 CITGO Gulf Region Grants Program. This year’s program title is Caring for our Coasts: Engaging Diverse Communities to Restore Coastal Areas Throughout the Gulf of Mexico Region.   The program offers a…

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My Estuary: Matt Gregg

Farming Oysters on the Jersey Shore By Rob Shane Coastal New Jersey is known to most as a booming vacation destination with pristine beaches and destination resorts. In the past decade, though, a movement to turn New Jersey’s largest body of water, Barnegat Bay, into an oyster farming destination has…

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Thanks for your Support at the 2021 Living Shorelines Workshop

By Daniel Hayden After two years of planning, promoting, and a good bit of maneuvering due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I’m proud to say the 2021 Living Shorelines Workshop was a huge success. This year’s event set record numbers: 300 attendees joined us both virtually and in Cape May 22…

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Estuaries’ Two-Front Battle Against Climate Change

By Naomi Hill Our estuaries are on the frontlines of climate change. Estuarine systems sit at the intersection of marine and terrestrial environments, making them vulnerable to the subtlest of changes on both fronts. Most of the impacts we are experiencing today as a result of climate change are far…

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