Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Hope for Coastal Habitats

A new 32-page report proves that individuals and small groups can make big changes that benefit the environment, says Restore America's Estuaries. "Hope for Coastal Habitats: People Partnerships, and Projects Making a Difference" focuses on projects that created dramatic differences in restoring endangered and degraded watersheds around the country.

"'Hope for Coastal Habitats' sheds new light on the old adage that people should think globally and act locally," said Jeff Benoit, president and CEO.

While the problems facing our coasts and estuaries are daunting and often demand big technological and governmental fixes, change is possible with participation by individuals, groups, cities, and townships working together.

"The central message of "Hope for Coastal Habitats" is that change comes from the bottom up and that we are all responsible for helping it come about," Benoit said.
Research, reporting and production were handled by North Carolina Coastal Federation, an RAE member organization. Funding was provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Founded in 1995, Restore America's Estuaries is a national alliance of conservation organizations dedicated to preserving our nation's estuaries. RAE members include: the American Littoral Society, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Conservation Law Foundation, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Galveston Bay Foundation, North Carolina Coastal Federation, People for Puget Sound, Save The Bay-Narragansett Bay, Save The Bay-San Francisco, Save The Sound-a program of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment, and Tampa Bay Watch.

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Blogger Ali said...

Fascinating... I spend a lot of time in NC near Wrightsville Beach and Masonboro Island in the summer so this hits home.

March 04, 2010 6:30 AM  

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