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.
Congratulations to the 2021 award recipient – Russ Boudreau. Mr. Boudreau is a coastal engineer working for Coastal Frontiers Corporation. He has worked in the coastal engineering industry for over 35 years (mostly with Moffatt & Nichol) and has project and personal experience at many of California’s beaches. He served as Secretary for the American Shore & Beach Preservation for 10 years and then served as Vice-President for another 10 years. He is still on the ASBPA Board now. He has also been an active member of the California Shore & Beach Preservation Association his entire career, having served on this Board as well and he participates in our conferences.
Past recipients are listed below.