2020 NEP Coastal Watersheds Grant Awardees

2020 Coastal Watersheds Grant Announcement

On January 27th, Restore America’s Estuaries announced the eight awardees of our inaugural grant cycle for the National Estuary Program Coastal Watersheds Grant. The announcement was hosted virtually and included appearances from Representative Garret Graves (LA-06), Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Salud Carbajal (CA-24) as well as Acting Chief of the Partnership Programs Branch at the US EPA, Bob Benson. The event also featured a highlight from each awardee with an overview of their specific project.

A recording of this virtual event will be posted shortly.

For more information on the Coastal Watersheds Grant, please visit this site.

List of Awardees

Morro Bay National Estuary Program | Building Climate Resilience and Improving Water Quality through Eelgrass Restoration in Morro Bay, CA | $163,684

The Bay Foundation | Santa Monica Bay Subtidal Eelgrass Restoration | $172,038

Lowlander Center | Lagniappe for the working coast: reducing flood risk and protecting sacred sites and tribal communities’ resilience by strengthening Louisiana’s marshes | $246,385

Buzzards Bay Coalition | Optimizing & Expanding the Impact of Nitrogen-Reducing Septic Systems (NRSS) | $75,552

Hudson River Foundation / NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Program | Restoring Aquatic Habitat hrough Climate-Ready Infrastructure | $84,248

Suffolk County Department of Health Services – Office of Ecology | A Regional Collaboration to Install Innovative Low Tech Layered Soil Treatment Area Septic Systems to Quantifiably Reduce Nitrogen Load within Three NEP Nutrient Impacted Coastal Estuarine Watersheds | $250,000

Kwiaht | Living Breakwaters for Estuaries in the San Juan Islands | $94,466

Snohomish County | Meadowdale Beach Park Estuary Restoration | $250,000