The Great Lakes Chapter of ASBPA was formed to bring together for cooperation and mutual helpfulness the various levels of government, interest groups and individuals concerned with the welfare of the Great Lakes coasts throughout the nine member states and provinces. The organization desires to protect shoreline resources and support economic and recreational value of the coast through the restoration of damaged areas and utilizing the coastal zone in sound, economical, well-planned ways, consistent with environmental law.
The GLSBPA desires to pursue several goals, including:
- Serving as a technical forum for professionals and interested citizens alike, who are dealing with Great Lakes shoreline issues ranging from beach preservation and restoration to sediment management to coastal issues inclusive of climate change and changing human uses of the Great Lakes.
- Support the professional development of chapter members and the education of students and community members through meetings, newsletters, publications, workshops, and regional conferences.
- Engage the community and relevant organizations to identify partnerships, projects, and research needs relating to coastal and beach preservation in the United States and Canada.