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 2020 award recipient – Chris Potter. Mr. Potter was co-chair of the California Coastal Sediment Management Workgroup (CSMW). He was staff of the State of California Natural Resources Agency and was been instrumental in maintaining coordination, progress, and productivity of this large group over more than a decade. Mr. Potter managed efforts to conduct regular CSMW meetings and helped to direct funds toward regional sediment management projects statewide.
Past recipients are listed below.