ASBPA is calling for nominations for its Best Restored Shores Award. This award aims to recognize projects that enhance the environment particularly on low-energy and moderate-energy shorelines. ASBPA will accept nominations for the 2020 awards through July 17. Nominations can include:
ASBPA seeks to recognize well designed and implemented projects focused on restoring natural resources to enhance shoreline resilience. Especially suitable are projects that address environmental degradation, storm impacts, climate change, and sea level rise — factors that increasingly threaten the nation’s coastal, estuarine and Great Lakes communities. ASBPA understands the time, effort, and money that it takes to restore inland and bay shorelines and we want to acknowledge your accomplishments. “Continued public support for shore restoration is crucial to building coastal resilience to storms and rising seas,” says Tony Pratt president of ASBPA. “Successfully planning and implementing shoreline restoration projects can be challenging and too often their far-reaching economic benefits go unnoticed.”
So, whether your project involves a Great Lake or an estuary, a mangrove or an oyster reef, if it resulted in recreating thriving habitats or improved water quality to benefit multiple uses and aid local economies, then you should apply to be a Best Restored Shores project. To these ends, ASBPA encourages nominations for new or established (e.g., completed construction in the last 3 years) projects for the 2020 Best Restored Shores Award. Nominations must be submitted electronically to Bestrestoredshores@asbpa.org by July 17, 2020. 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 2020 ASBPA National Coastal Conference online to accept the award and present.
All materials submitted will become property of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association and will not be returned.