ASBPA is excited to introduce the Best Restored Shores Award to recognize projects that enhance the environment, including low-energy or moderate-energy shorelines. Nominations for the inaugural 2019 awards will be accepted through July 12. The award-winning projects could include:
ASBPA recognizes projects which address natural resource restoration to enhance shoreline resiliency by addressing environmental degradation, storm impacts, climate change, and sea level rise which all increasingly threatening the nation’s coastal, estuarine and Great Lakes communities. ASBPA understands the time, effort, and money that it takes to restore or enhance an inland or bay shoreline, and we want to recognize your accomplishments. Whether your project involves a Great Lake or an estuary, a mangrove or an oyster reef, if your project created thriving habitats, improve water quality, recreation and local economies you should apply to be a Best Restored Shores project.
“Continued public support for shore restoration is crucial to building coastal resiliency to storms and rising seas,” says Tony Pratt, ASBPA president. “Successfully planning and implementing shoreline restoration projects can be challenging and too often their far-reaching economic benefits go unnoticed.”
To these ends, ASBPA encourages nominations for new or established (e.g. constructed in the last three years) projects for the inaugural 2019 Best Restored Shores Award. Nominations must be submitted electronically to Bestrestoredshores@asbpa.org by July 12. The nomination text must be in MS Word, WordPerfect, or PDF format, and photos must be saved in JPEG or TIF formats. All applicants must include in their nomination package the following information to ensure a complete application:
Winners will be notified in advance and ASBPA will prepare press releases to notify the media of the winner. Winners must agree to provide press releases to their local media and arrange for a representative to be present at the 2019 ASBPA National Coastal Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC, to accept the award.
All materials submitted will become property of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association and will not be returned.