Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Membership

As the leader of a national alliance of coastal conservation organizations, Restore America’s Estuaries provides a united voice across the coastal and estuarine community. Organizations like yours provide the vital, on-the-ground capacity our community needs to advance the science and practice of habitat protection and restoration.

The Affiliate Member Program increases both the national impact and footprint in which RAE can directly support community engagement in this field. Designed to complement the work of RAE’s formal alliance organizations, the Affiliate Membership Program was created in recognition of the importance of a broad and diverse partnership base. Together, we will elevate the restoration, conservation, and resiliency work that so many coastal organizations are doing around the country every day.

This program offers organizations increased visibility opportunities to create meaningful connections, and participation in the national dialogue to protect and restore our nation’s estuaries.

Current Members

Billion Oyster Project
The purpose of the Billion Oyster Project is to revive our shared blue space, creating a healthier, happier, and more resilient city—one oyster reef at a time. Their mission is to restore oyster reefs to New York Harbor through public education initiatives.

Coastal Impact Fund
Coastal Impact Fund provides capital, equipment and creative solutions that make environmental and economic sense on impactful, and cost-effective projects that will have a long-term positive effect on coastal and marine resources.

Ecosphere Restoration Institute
Ecosphere is a non-profit organization which promotes the preservation and restoration of coastal ecosystems, specializing in public/private/partnerships.

Pontchartrain Conservancy
Pontchartrain Conservancy’s mission is to drive environmental sustainability and stewardship through scientific research, education, and advocacy.

The Ocean Foundation
As the only community foundation for the ocean, The Ocean Foundation’s mission is to support, strengthen, and promote those organizations dedicated to reversing the trend of destruction of ocean environments around the world.


To join the Affiliate Member Program, your organization must be a registered non-profit that shares a passion and commitment for restoring and protecting our vital coasts and estuaries.


Dues are billed annually at $300. Eligible organizations that register four or more participants in The National Coastal Estuarine Summit will be eligible for one year of free membership.  

Member Benefits
  • Listing on Restore America’s Estuaries website
  • Access to the Affiliate Member Network
  • At least two exclusive training/webinar opportunities
  • Affiliate Member meeting at RAE National Biennial Summit
  • 10% discount on registration for any RAE sponsored workshops for two employees
  • 10% discount on registration for the RAE National Biennial Summit for two employees
  • Sharing of content across social media platforms
  • Listing in the RAE Annual Report

For more information and to apply, please fill out this form. Additional questions can be directed to Daniel Hayden.