The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (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, 2020.
Nominations can include:
- Back bay projects
- Living shoreline projects (including large freshwater lakes)
- Beneficial use of dredge material for environmental projects
- Seagrass, shellfish, reef, and other submerged habitat projects
- Wetlands, mangroves, and other intertidal habitat and shoreline enhancement, restoration, or creation
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.”
Details on the submission process are available on the ASBPA website.