CSBPA gives this award every year at our fall conference to recognize a deserving coastal scientist, planner, engineer and/or innovator that makes a significant contribution to the advancement of coastal preservation in California. Specifically, the nominee has to have:
1. worked diligently to support the many activities and concerns of CSPBA and/or
2. worked to advance the knowledge and understanding of coastal science and coastal processes, with special focus on California and the west coast.
All recommendations should include one or two short paragraphs, provided to CSBPA’s nominating committee that highlight what the Nominee has done either for CSBPA and/or coastal science meriting consideration for the Award. The Awardee will be offered a one-day registration and/or lunch or dinner ticket so they will be able to attend the Award Ceremony.
Peter Gadd, the 2017 award recipient, was a long-time CSBPA Board member, has worked tirelessly in coastal engineering for decades as a founder and long-term principal of Coastal Frontiers Corporation, and was instrumental in the founding of the Wiegel Scholarship Fund. He is a Berkeley grad that worked under the guidance of Bob Wiegel. He is a former NOAA-Commissioned officer directing surveying and other efforts. His work included restoration of Newport estuary in Upper Newport Bay, and Coastal of California Storm and Tidal Wave Studies for the Orange County coast.
Past recipients are listed below.