South Padre Island
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The City of South Padre Island is a tropical destination located off the southern tip of Texas. The City sits on the world’s longest barrier island and offers the unsurpassed beauty of the Laguna Madre and the Gulf of Mexico. It is the ideal year-round destination for visitors seeking a getaway.
Wayne Cobleigh, Vice President
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GZA’s Waterfront, Climate Adaptation and Resiliency services integrate metocean data analysis and numerical modeling in a risk-based framework to support science-based, engineering decision-making. GZA is also in the research phase of incorporating machine learning to predict coastal response. GZA provides coastal design and permitting expertise with a focus on community engagement, risk management, and value engineering. GZA, an Esri Partner, uses state of the practice geospatial information management tools, including web maps, for data analysis and visualization to improve project understanding and solve problems.
Chuck Kocur, Senior Advisor
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EarthBalance® is a 100% employee owned ecosystem restoration and environmental consulting firm providing services throughout the United States and U.S. Virgin Islands. Our work in natural areas consists of clearing out vegetation, cleaning up debris, installing native plants, developing mitigation banks, and providing environmental consulting services
The services we provide restore and protect land with native habitats, including wetlands, upland preservation areas, shorelines, forests, beaches, and other lands regulated for environmental protection. We have an experienced and professional work force and equipment specialized for use in sensitive areas. EarthBalance® owns and operates a native plant nursery. We grow and install native plants to restore damaged ecosystems or build new ones. Our staff consists of experienced environmental scientists and project managers with expertise in federal permitting and protected species surveys, as well as designing and implementing ecosystem restoration projects.
Moffatt & Nichol is a leading global infrastructure advisory firm that provides engineering and consulting services to clients in the marine terminal, transportation, energy, environmental, federal, and urban development markets around the world. Moffatt & Nichol specializes in the planning and design of solutions that shape our coastlines, rivers, and harbors as well as an innovator in the complexities associated with resilience to natural and human-caused hazards. Moffatt & Nichol provides beach nourishment services along shorelines that include individual private beaches, resort projects, and major urban centers, many including structures to increase their longevity. We offer beach nourishment, including planning and community outreach, shoreline modeling and analysis, littoral budget development, storm damage and benefit analysis, evaluation of sand source and dredging alternatives, permitting, engineering design, preparation of construction documents, and construction observation. Moffatt & Nichol also provides specialized expertise in hazard mitigation planning; floodplain and stormwater management; resilience strategy development; structural, coastal and civil engineering solutions; environmental sciences; economics analysis; and program management.
The North Carolina Beach, Inlet and Waterway Association (NCBIWA) works on behalf of its members by encouraging government action and funding, educating and advocating for effective Federal and State policy and facilitating environmentally sound scientific and engineering solutions for our threatened beaches, inlets and waterways. Since 1998, NCBIWA has been advocating for coastal preservation, renourishment, sustainability and resiliency in collaboration with local, state and federal agencies along with the support of the N.C. General Assembly. Educating elected officials and the public, through conferences and publications, on the economic value of our beaches and coastal communities is fundamental to promoting our goals.
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The West Galveston Island Property Owners Association (WGIPOA), consisting of 40 property owner associations on West Galveston Island, was organized in February, 1999, to promote issues of interest to property owner associations and their members, particularly preserving and protecting the gulf and bay shorelines and the quality of life as the west end continues to develop.
Today the west end of Galveston Island represents over 50% of the City of Galveston tax base and we have 40 property associations as members. The goal of the WGIPOA is to work with elected officials to ensure the continued growth and protection of this area for the benefit of west end residents and the city overall, especially for our future generations. During the Texas Legislative Session, the WGIPOA is very active in introducing and supporting bills, particularly in Galveston County.
As an association, we can act on problems and solutions collectively so that our members no longer feel alone in resolving issues. The WGIPOA represents the interests of west end property owners by working closely with local, county, and state officials to ensure that these investments are protected.
The WGIPOA has been very active over the years in beach and bay restoration projects. In addition, the WGIPOA and the City of Jamaica Beach have once a year a Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery meeting for the west end right before hurricane season begins.
Scott L. Douglass, PhD, PE, DCE
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South Coast Engineers mission is to enhance the quality of life with engineering which appropriately accounts for the coast’s unique waves, tides, sand, and ecosystems.
Coastal Protection Engineering LLC (CPE) is a forward-thinking coastal engineering firm founded for the direct purpose of serving coastal communities with beach restoration and coastal protection expertise. We differentiate ourselves through a steadfast commitment to our clients and an uncompromising focus on technical excellence, professional expertise, and consistent delivery of high-quality work products. We support government clients and waterfront communities with projects that restore, manage, and protect coastal resources and upland infrastructure. Our professionals have provided consulting services to a wide range of clients in coastal areas with a comprehensive understanding of overall program management, including beach nourishment, dune restoration, coastal processes, inlet programs, waterway maintenance, coastal structures, storm impacts, funding opportunities, intergovernmental coordination, and the environmental protection.
Where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, the vibrant coastal city of Virginia Beach is home to a flourishing local culinary scene, rich history, a variety of arts and entertainment and family-friendly attractions that keeps our locals and visitors entertained year-round. Located in the Coastal Virginia region, our unique districts are open and thriving year-round with residents ready to show you how we happily live the life. From the lively oceanfront area to remote Sandbridge, the calming Chesapeake Bay to bustling Town Center, or the eclectic ViBe creative district to our surrounding inland areas, your well-earned Virginia Beach vacation awaits you.