RAE Member Groups

RAE member organizations restore coastal habitats in 11 estuaries and 16 states nationwide. Thanks to our member groups, we have unmatched national reach and effectiveness. Local projects restore coastal wetlands, open fish passages, remove invasive species, build living shorelines, transplant seagrasses, replenish salt marshes, and create shellfish habitat. RAE member groups are regional experts on opportunities for and specific threats to their individual communities. 

 

 

American Littoral Society 

18 Hartshorne Drive, Suite #1 

Highlands, NJ 07732 

732-291-0055 

Website

Chesapeake Bay Foundation 

6 Herndon Avenue 

Annapolis, MD 21403 

410-268-8816 

Website

Galveston Bay Foundation 

1725 Highway 146 

Kemah, TX 

281-332-3381 

Website

Save The Bay – San Francisco 

560 14th St. #400

Oakland, CA 94612

510-463-6850 

Website

Save the Sound 

127 Church St, Fl 2

New Haven, CT 06510

203-787-0646 

Website

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana 

3801 Canal Street, Suite 400 

New Orleans, LA 70119 

504-264-6749

Website

EarthCorps 

6310 NE 74th Street #201E 

Seattle, WA 98115 

206-322-9296 

Website

North Carolina Coastal Federation 

3609 Hwy 24 (Ocean) 

Newport, NC 28570 

252-393-8185 

Website

Save The Bay – Narragansett Bay 

100 Save The Bay Drive 

Providence, RI 02905 

401-272-3540 

Website

Tampa Bay Watch 

3000 Pinellas Bayway South 

Tierra Verde, FL 33715 

727-867-8166 

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Meet our Board of Directors

Alison Prost (Chair) – VP for Environmental Protection & Restoration, Chesapeake Bay Foundation 

Ms. Prost has broad experience in environmental issues, having received her Environmental Law Certificate from University of Maryland and having worked at the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning before coming to CBF. She has been with CBF for more than than a decade, first as the Maryland Office attorney, then as the Executive Director of the Maryland Office. Prost began her career as a legal intern with CBF in 2003 before joining the staff full-time in 2007.

As Maryland Office Director, Prost led CBF’s advocacy efforts in the state that have helped increase funding for Bay restoration efforts, establish and permanently protect oyster sanctuaries, conserve forested land, and aid farmers who install environmental practices. She has also overseen CBF’s Maryland restoration work, which has included planting millions of new oysters and tens of thousands of trees during the previous decade.

 

Bob Stokes (Vice Chair) – President, Galveston Bay Foundation

Bob Stokes is a 1990 graduate of Yale University and a 1994 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. After practicing law for 10 years, Bob joined the Galveston Bay Foundation as President in June 2004. Bob had served on the board of the Foundation for five years prior to taking over as President and had served as the board’s chair for the previous two years. Bob has also served on the Houston Wilderness Board of Directors since 2004 and on the Governing Board of Earth Share of Texas beginning in 2007. 

David Lewis (Treasurer) – Executive Director, Save The Bay – San Francisco

David has been Executive Director of Save The Bay since 1998. A Bay Area native, David previously worked for 15 years in Washington, DC, on nuclear arms control and environment policies, leading campaigns at national advocacy organizations and as senior staff in the United States Senate. He lives in the Berkeley hills, and loves hiking and skiing with his family. 

Leah Lopez Schmalz (Secretary) – President, Save the Sound

Leah became president of Save the Sound in October 2022.

In her previous role as Vice President of Programs, she oversaw Save the Sound’s Climate & Resiliency, Healthy Waters, Protected Lands, Ecological Restoration, and Communications departments. She manages a team of advocacy, engineering, science, and communication specialists and develops campaigns to protect the land, air, and water of Connecticut, Westchester, New York City, and Long Island.

Schmalz earned her J.D. and Environmental Law Certificate from Pace University School of Law in White Plains, NY, and her undergraduate study in sustainable architecture and design culminated in a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from the University of Louisiana. She joined Save the Sound as its staff attorney in 2001 and became its head of programs in 2018.

Evlyn Andrade – Executive Director, EarthCorps

Evlyn brings not only a passion for the environment and youth development but also extensive experience in management, finance, fundraising, organizing, and advocacy across the academic, government, and nonprofit sectors. Evlyn is joining us from her most recent position as a Policy Advisor on Land Use, Environment, and Environmental Justice to San Diego County Board Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer. Evlyn’s experience also includes serving as the Development Director at Climate Action Campaign, and Manager for both the Office of Diversity the Center for Public Health Practice at the UC Berkley School of Public Health. She has also served in numerous volunteer positions supporting low-income families on topics ranging from college admissions to substance abuse and addiction. Evlyn has been a passionate proponent of social, economic, and environmental justice and has served on various executive boards for Democratic clubs throughout the San Diego region, as well as the Sierra Club. She also has experience working on local, regional, and national political campaigns.  

Peter Clark – President, Tampa Bay Watch

Peter A. Clark is the founder and president of Tampa Bay Watch. Under his watch, the organization has coordinated more than 100,000 volunteers, installed 10,000 oyster reef units and 1,200 tons of oyster shell to create more than two miles of oyster shell reef communities, planted more than 1,000,000 salt marsh grasses to restore 200 acres of coastal tidal ponds to Tampa Bay. In 2005, Tampa Bay Watch completed construction of the $4 million marine and education center in Tierra Verde, Florida. Until 1993, Mr. Clark served as Director of the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council’s Agency on Bay Management, an alliance of agencies charged with protecting the Bay. Mr. Clark has a BS in Marine Biology and over fifty professional publications on natural resource restoration, water quality and environmental planning. Mr. Clark also initiated the nomination, which ultimately led to the designation, of Tampa Bay into the EPA’s National Estuary Program. Mr. Clark holds a US Coast Guard Captains License, received the Outstanding Environmentalist of the Year award from the Florida Marine Research Institute Environmental Excellence Awards program in 1994, and the NOAA Fisheries / American Fisheries Society Nancy Foster Habitat Conservation Award in 2005.

Tim Dillingham – Executive Director, American Littoral Society

Tim Dillingham has led the American Littoral Society as its Executive Director since 2003. 

His work has led to expanded advocacy regarding the restoration of Barnegat Bay and other coastal areas, new partnerships to promote community based restoration projects, expansion of marine education programs in underserved communities throughout New Jersey, the launch of a “Spill Spotters” program to engage local communities in coastal stewardship and spill response, and renewed focus on the conservation and restoration of Jamaica Bay, NYC.

He has a BS in biology, and a graduate degree in coastal and marine resource management from the University of Rhode Island.

​He serves on the Boards of the Institute for Marine and Coastal Studies, Rutgers University, Restore America’s Estuaries (Chair), the NJ Climate Change Adaptation Alliance and the NJ League of Conservation Voters. 

Dr. Braxton Davis – Executive Director, North Carolina Coastal Federation

Before joining the Federation, Dr. Braxton Davis served as director of the N.C. Division of Coastal Management since 2011. He also served as director of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries from 2016-2018 and is a past chair of the Coastal States Organization in Washington, D.C. Braxton served as director of Policy and Planning for the South Carolina coastal management program in Charleston and as a research assistant professor at the University of South Carolina. He has provided congressional briefings and testimony on climate and coastal resilience issues. A Virginia native who resides in Carteret County with his family, Braxton holds a doctorate in marine affairs from the University of Rhode Island, a master’s degree in biological sciences from Florida International University, and a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia.

Since the launch of the federation, Miller has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the threats to the coast and advocate for access to clean coastal waters. In bringing together like-minded folks from all walks of life, from fishers to paddlers to boaters and beachcombers, the federation under Miller’s leadership has succeeded in protecting and restoring tens of thousands of acres of North Carolina coast. 

Topher Hamblett – Executive Director, Save The Bay – Narragansett Bay

Topher Hamblett is the executive director of Save The Bay (Narragansett Bay). For over 3 decades, he has led and/or participated in a number of the organization’s advocacy accomplishments, including: protecting Narragansett Bay from the threats of proposed global load center port, an LNG terminal and the filling of the Providence River for port expansion; securing federal and state resources for habitat restoration projects; passage of legislation to protect Rhode Islanders’ constitutional rights to access along coastal shorelines, and phase out cesspools. He helped create the Narragansett Bay Baykeeper and Riverkeeper programs. He has coordinated Save The Bay’s legislative campaigns and served on numerous legislative task forces, and efforts to win overwhelming voter approval of environmental bond referenda. Topher served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone, West Africa, working on clean water and health projects.
Kimberly Reyher – Executive Director, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

Kim leads CRCL, setting strategic direction and overseeing staff and programs. Kim joined CRCL as Executive Director in June 2014 after 13 years with the World Wildlife Fund, where she served as Fisheries Program Director. In that capacity, she promoted fisheries sustainability through engagement with fisheries around the world and influential players in the seafood industry. Kim co-led the development of a $29 million tuna management project with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and led the International Smart Gear Competition, which awards cash prizes for fishing gear innovations and supervised projects in more than 20 countries. Before joining WWF, she worked with the Ocean Conservancy in Florida and Washington, D.C. Kim received a bachelor’s degree in Geography from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in Natural Resource Economics and Policy from Duke University.