NAMEPA and Restore America’s Estuaries

Establish a Strategic Alliance

providing a platform to collaborate with leaders

from the estuarine protection and restoration sector and the marine industry

August 4, 2017 – Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announced today that NAMEPA and Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) will join as strategic partners. The goal is to create a platform to discuss marine environment topics relative to America’s estuaries and the marine industry and develop new avenues to protect the valuable resources of the seas.

Restore America’s Estuaries is excited to partner with NAMEPA to bring together leaders from the estuarine protection and restoration sector, and the shipping and maritime industry. This partnership will foster collaboration in tackling some of our coasts’ most pressing challenges and provide a strong foundation working towards protecting our coastal systems, resources, and economies. The nexus between our two organizations provides a natural platform for our partnership and we look forward to working with NAMEPA.” Jeff Benoit, President and CEO.

“RAE has been effective in the field with their efforts to advance national initiatives to protect and restore bays, sounds and estuaries”, stated NAMEPA’s Carleen Lyden Walker. NAMEPA is committed to the stewardship and protection of our seas through corporate social responsibility and public education about the marine industry and protecting the marine environment. We look to the future as we join with a new partner working to “Save Our Seas”. 


rae logo transparentRestore America’s Estuaries is dedicated to the protection and restoration of bays and estuaries as essential resources for our nation. Visit us at:


NAMEPA LOGOThe North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources. Visit us at:

Media inquiries: Carleen Lyden Walker +203 255 4686