Restore America's Estuaries

Restore America's Estuaries Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) is dedicated to the protection and restoration of bays and estuaries as essential resources for our nation.
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Established in 1995, Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) is dedicated to the protection and restoration of bays and estuaries as essential resources for our nation. RAE is a national leader in understanding the economic importance of estuaries, advancing blue carbon science, creating an imperative for living shorelines, and promoting strategies to enhance coastal resilience. We work with strategic partners to advance this mission regionally and as an advocate in the nation’s capital. RAE and its alliance members create a powerful and unified voice for coastal habitat restoration and the well-being of coastal communities. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RAE Alliance Members: • American Littoral Society • Chesapeake Bay Foundation • Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana • EarthCorps • Galveston Bay Foundation • North Carolina Coastal Federation • Save The Bay - San Francisco • Save The Bay - Narragansett Bay • Save the Sound • Tampa Bay Watch

Mission: Restore America’s Estuaries is dedicated to the protection and restoration of bays and estuaries as essential resources for our nation.

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And just like that, the 2020 Summit has come to an end. THANK YOU to the more than 1,400 attendees and 50+ sponsors for ...
10/02/2020

And just like that, the 2020 Summit has come to an end. THANK YOU to the more than 1,400 attendees and 50+ sponsors for making this year’s Summit a success, despite the less than ideal circumstances. Here’s to seeing you all again in 2022! 🎉🎉#RAECSO20

10/01/2020
Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership - CHNEP

Thanks for joining us!

Our Outreach and Research Manager presented at the Restore America's Estuaries Summit this week in the diversity and inclusion session. Representation for both inland and coastal counties is essential to protect and restore our entire watershed.

The final day of the 2020 National Coastal & Estuarine Virtual Summit kicks off today at 10:30 EST! Special thanks to Co...
10/01/2020

The final day of the 2020 National Coastal & Estuarine Virtual Summit kicks off today at 10:30 EST! Special thanks to Coastal States Organization & Save The Bay - Narragansett Bay for helping make this year's Summit a huge success. Here's to a great day 3! #RAECSO20

09/30/2020

Happy 50th birthday National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) & U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 🎈 🎉 🎈 🎉

On behalf of all of our partners, thank you for your commitment to clean and healthy estuaries for all! #RAECSO20 #NOAAat50 #50YearsOfNOAA #EPAat50 #50yearsofEPA

Thank you to our corporate sponsors for making the 2020 National Coastal & Estuarine Virtual Summit a huge success! A sp...
09/30/2020
Corporate Partners Shine at 2020 Summit - Restore America's Estuaries

Thank you to our corporate sponsors for making the 2020 National Coastal & Estuarine Virtual Summit a huge success! A special thanks to Ørsted & Fuss & O'Neill for their continued support to RAE and our estuary ecosystems. #RAECSO20

Supporters from public, private, and non-profit sectors make 2020 Summit a success By Lance Speidell The National Coastal & Estuarine Summit is well known for bringing together committed conservation and restoration professionals from a wide variety of geographies and organizations. Similarly, the S...

The 2020 National Coastal & Estuarine Virtual Summit Expo Hall starts now! We're so thankful to have more than 50 sponso...
09/30/2020
2020 Summit Sponsors - Restore America's Estuaries

The 2020 National Coastal & Estuarine Virtual Summit Expo Hall starts now! We're so thankful to have more than 50 sponsors for this year's summit from across the public, private, and non-profit sectors! #RAECSO20

2020 Summit Sponsors Thank you to our National Coastal and Estuarine Summit sponsors for their generous support. If you are interested in becoming a Summit sponsor, please visit our Sponsorships page. Continue reading

The 2020 National Coastal & Estuarine Virtual Summit officially begins at 11:00 EST today! Which sessions are you most l...
09/29/2020

The 2020 National Coastal & Estuarine Virtual Summit officially begins at 11:00 EST today! Which sessions are you most looking forward to? #RAECSO20

09/28/2020

Follow along on Twitter @RAEstuaries all this week for live updates from the @2020 National Coastal & Estuarine Virtual Summit! Be sure to share your experience using #RAECSO20

09/27/2020

Follow along on Twitter @RAEstuaries all next week for live updates from the @2020 National Coastal & Estuarine Virtual Summit! Be sure to share your experience using #RAECSO20

09/27/2020

Our 10th National Coastal & Estuarine Summit starts This Tuesday Sept 29. There's still time to register! Join us (virtually) by visiting www.estuaries.org/summit

#RAECSO20

09/26/2020

Follow along on Twitter @RAEstuaries all next week for live updates from the @2020 National Coastal & Estuarine Virtual Summit!

Estuaries are a backbone to our economy, a precious home to countless species, and a key player in our fight against cli...
09/26/2020

Estuaries are a backbone to our economy, a precious home to countless species, and a key player in our fight against climate change. Find out how here: https://buff.ly/3kCov42 #estuariesweek

09/25/2020

Thank you Congressman Rick Larsen for your support of #estuariesweek and our coastal communities!

What an estuary can mean for a community: 🚣‍♀️ Kayaking oasis 🏞️ Scenic views 🌿 Botanical paradise  🏕️ Outdoor escape Ha...
09/25/2020
Bay Area bucket list: 5 must-do East Bay outdoor adventures

What an estuary can mean for a community:

🚣‍♀️ Kayaking oasis 🏞️ Scenic views 🌿 Botanical paradise 🏕️ Outdoor escape

Happy #estuariesweek! How are you celebrating??

From Benicia bike trails to Oakland estuary adventures, here’s how to spend your weekend outdoors.

Our newest blog post speaks on the importance of blue crab conservation and the Delaware Estuary to families within the ...
09/24/2020
Blue Crabs and Blue Waters: A Reason to Protect our Estuaries - Restore America's Estuaries

Our newest blog post speaks on the importance of blue crab conservation and the Delaware Estuary to families within the watershed. 🦀🦀🦀 #EstuariesWeek is a great time to celebrate all of our estuaries and the bounty they provide us!

National Estuaries Week events improve habitat, education, and action By Mollie Russell The Delaware Estuary has been an integral part of my life since birth. In fact, I have the privilege of being able to see the Delaware River from my house in Wilmington. The waters that ebb and flow… Continue r...

Estuaries give us so much! That's why we're using this year's #estuariesweek to give a little bit back!
09/23/2020

Estuaries give us so much! That's why we're using this year's #estuariesweek to give a little bit back!

Thank you Silvestrum Climate Associates for your help to make this event a success!
09/22/2020
Silvestrum Climate Associates

Thank you Silvestrum Climate Associates for your help to make this event a success!

This morning Restore America's Estuaries, Verra and Silvestrum held a webinar on the new global conservation and restoration methodology for blue carbon ecosystems. Turn out was excellent, reflecting the amount of interest in project development. A recording of the meeting can be found in the link below. Get to project building! #wetlands, #climatechange #markets #carbonfinance

Taking a moment during #EstuariesWeek to appreciate the natural beauty of our living shorelines! 💚💚 What is your favorit...
09/22/2020

Taking a moment during #EstuariesWeek to appreciate the natural beauty of our living shorelines! 💚💚 What is your favorite Estuary? Tell us in the comments below!

LAST CALL! Join RAE and Coastal States Organization for the 2020 National Coastal & Estuarine Virtual Summit Sept 29–Oct...
09/22/2020

LAST CALL! Join RAE and Coastal States Organization for the 2020 National Coastal & Estuarine Virtual Summit Sept 29–Oct 1. Registration ends Friday, Sept. 25. https://estuaries.org/summit/

This year’s agenda features rich, interactive, and highly educational content full of expert speakers, live sessions, roundtable discussions, and more. We’ll take a deep dive into habitat restoration, strategies for managing the impacts of climate change, blue carbon implementation, stormwater management, and making our estuaries more inviting for everyone.

Don’t forget to share your Summit experience on social media using the hashtag #RAECSO20

09/21/2020

Thank you Congressman Rick Larsen for recognizing the importance of estuaries and helping us celebrate #EstuariesWeek! We’re looking forward to seeing you next week at the 2020 National Coastal & Estuarine Virtual Summit!

DYK there are a ton of opportunities for you to get involved for #estuariesweek 2020? Check out the blog below from RAE ...
09/21/2020
Little Acts for Estuaries Week - Restore America's Estuaries

DYK there are a ton of opportunities for you to get involved for #estuariesweek 2020? Check out the blog below from RAE intern Arielle Ostry to learn more!

Estuaries Week offers opportunity for thousands to make a difference By Arielle Ostry When I was a senior in high school, my dance company was required to complete a community service project. We were all strapped for time, stressed about classes, extracurriculars, and the upcoming venture to univer...

Join us! Find an event near you! Don’t forget to share your celebration using #EstuariesWeekHttp://www.estuaries.org/get...
09/20/2020

Join us! Find an event near you! Don’t forget to share your celebration using #EstuariesWeek

Http://www.estuaries.org/get-involved/new/events

How do you plan to celebrate National #EstuariesWeek? Many reserves are hosting virtual events. Check the Restore America's Estuaries map, or plan your own clean-up or outing in a reserve. http://go.usa.gov/xD3PW

Estuaries Week is finally here! What events are you most looking forward to? Don't forget to share your photos using #es...
09/19/2020

Estuaries Week is finally here! What events are you most looking forward to? Don't forget to share your photos using #estuariesweek and tagging us and National Estuarine Research Reserve Association!

Open Call for coastal restoration project examples to be featured on the Coastal Restoration Toolkit website! Email us a...
09/18/2020

Open Call for coastal restoration project examples to be featured on the Coastal Restoration Toolkit website! Email us a link to a video, story, report, etc. that details your project. Contact info can be found on the toolkit’s “Contact” page. We’ll look through your project and let you know if it’s a good fit for the toolkit!

https://restoreyourcoast.org/

From conception, RAE and NOAA Fisheries Service aimed to create a toolkit that would grow over time to include more and more examples of projects to both inspire and inform actions around the country. While we intend for the toolkit to be a launching point for both individuals and larger groups, organizations or municipalities, in particular, might also be interested in the built-in promotional power of being featured. It’s a win-win for our whole coastal community!

As always, share pics of your projects—big or small— with us here too! Use #RestoreYourCoast and tag us!

Thanks to Galveston Bay Foundation for sharing these great photos of a recent project!

Share restoration projects with us on IG using #RestoreYourCoast & tag @RAEstuaries! 🦞🐡🦪

From beach cleanups to kayaking tours, there are so many ways you can celebrate National Estuaries Week (Sept 19th - Sep...
09/15/2020
National Estuaries Week - Restore America's Estuaries

From beach cleanups to kayaking tours, there are so many ways you can celebrate National Estuaries Week (Sept 19th - Sept 26th)! Check out our website to learn more about NEW events across the U.S.

National Estuaries Week National Estuaries Week 2020: September 19-26! Help us celebrate! Click here to register your 2020 National Estuaries Week event National Estuaries Week (NEW) is a nationwide celebration of our bays and estuaries and the many benefits they provide to local communities. Each y...

Webinar Announcement! Join RAE, VERRA, and Silvestrum Climate Associates for a webinar on the first Blue Carbon Conserva...
09/14/2020
New Tool to Quantify Blue Carbon, Increase Conservation Financing - Restore America's Estuaries

Webinar Announcement! Join RAE, VERRA, and Silvestrum Climate Associates for a webinar on the first Blue Carbon Conservation Methodology. Click the link below to learn more and register!

https://estuaries.org/new-tool-to-quantify-blue-carbon-increase-conservation-financing/

First Blue Carbon Conservation Methodology Expected to Scale Up Finance for Coastal Restoration & Conservation Activities This story originally appears on Verra’s website. Please visit: https://verra.org/first-blue-carbon-conservation-methodology-expected-to-scale-up-finance-for-coastal-restoratio...

09/11/2020

Live from the Puget Sound (one of our favorite estuaries) - RAE's Senior Director of Restoration and Administration, Elsa Carlisle Schwartz, on why YOU should attend the 2020 National Coastal & Estuarine Virtual Summit!

Our Senior Director of Restoration, Elsa Schwartz, showing off a beautiful crab from the Puget Sound, and an awesome, yo...
09/10/2020

Our Senior Director of Restoration, Elsa Schwartz, showing off a beautiful crab from the Puget Sound, and an awesome, young volunteer with Tampa Bay Watch showing us that coastal restoration isn’t a chore. It’s fun! From the #PNW to the #GulfCoast and more, restoration projects help to keep our shorelines healthy, productive, and beautiful.

Check out the Coastal Restoration Toolkit, produced in partnership with NOAA Fisheries Service for information and project examples that you can begin in your own community.

🌱🦅Share restoration projects with us using #RestoreYourCoast & tag @RAEstuaries! 🦞🐡

https://restoreyourcoast.org/

With National Estuaries Week right around the corner, we hope you are ready to celebrate our bays and shores with us! 🎉 ...
09/09/2020
National Estuaries Week - Restore America's Estuaries

With National Estuaries Week right around the corner, we hope you are ready to celebrate our bays and shores with us! 🎉 Check out how you can participate throughout the week.

National Estuaries Week National Estuaries Week 2020: September 19-26! Help us celebrate! Click here to register your 2020 National Estuaries Week event National Estuaries Week (NEW) is a nationwide celebration of our bays and estuaries and the many benefits they provide to local communities. Each y...

Protecting and restoring our coasts and estuaries takes buy in from everyone. We're especially thankful to our friends i...
09/04/2020
Cross Sectoral Roles at the Summit - Restore America's Estuaries

Protecting and restoring our coasts and estuaries takes buy in from everyone. We're especially thankful to our friends in the private, public, and non-profit sectors for their support of the 2020 National Coastal & Estuarine Virtual Summit.

Ørsted, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USDA-NRCS, Curtis & Edith Munson Foundation, Fuss & O'Neill, Honda Marine Science Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Nature Conservancy

2020 Summit Attracts Diverse Group of Sponsors, Attendees By Lance Speidell More than 1,000 people have registered for the National Coastal and  Estuarine Summit ahead of the early bird deadline on August 31st. This record-breaking attendance, alongside our more than 400 presentations and pa...

Healthy habitats. Healthy wildlife populations.Healthy coastal economies.In that order. This isn’t a chicken or egg scen...
09/03/2020

Healthy habitats.
Healthy wildlife populations.
Healthy coastal economies.

In that order. This isn’t a chicken or egg scenario. Restoring and planning for the maintenance and protection of coastal habitats is foundational to the health of whole ecosystems and the survival of entire species. Some of the challenges are weather-related, but most of the damage has been caused by humans—coastal development, pollution, climate change, and more.

What can you do locally to restore areas where salmon spawn or where oysters once thrived? How can you restore nesting habitat for the endangered piping plover? We’ve got a few ideas to share!
https://restoreyourcoast.org/

Shout out to the American Littoral Society team and their awesome kids for their reef-building project last week. Littorally, the coolest rocking those #RestoreYourCoast temporary tattoos. 😎

🌱🐟Share restoration projects with us! #RestoreYourCoast & @RAEstuaries! 🦞🐡

We are gearing up for National Estuaries Week this month starting Sept 19th! Stay tuned to learn how you can help restor...
09/01/2020
National Estuaries Week - Restore America's Estuaries

We are gearing up for National Estuaries Week this month starting Sept 19th! Stay tuned to learn how you can help restore and preserve our estuaries, bays, and shorelines.

National Estuaries Week National Estuaries Week 2020: September 19-26! Help us celebrate! Click here to register your 2020 National Estuaries Week event National Estuaries Week (NEW) is a nationwide celebration of our bays and estuaries and the many benefits they provide to local communities. Each y...

RAE is excited to welcome Ørsted as a Lead Sponsor of the 2020 National Coastal & Estuarine Virtual Summit. We greatly a...
09/01/2020

RAE is excited to welcome Ørsted as a Lead Sponsor of the 2020 National Coastal & Estuarine Virtual Summit. We greatly appreciate their support of and partnership in this event, and encourage attendees to visit their V-Booth during the Virtual Expo Hall to learn about the great work they are doing to create a greener, more sustainable world.

The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants, and provides energy products to its customers. Ørsted ranks #1 in Corporate Knights' 2020 index of the Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world and is recognized on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action.

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You guys are awesome, My biggest endeavor is the oyster shell recovery
Love what you do, me too !
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Thank you for all you are doing on behalf of Estuary Education and Conservation Protection. We are located in Olympia WA and feel the same way!
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