Coastal Management that Protects and Restores
Our Coastal Management Goal is deeply intertwined with, and supports our work for clean water, living shorelines, thriving oysters, and a coast that is free of marine debris. We work with a multitude of stakeholders to engage them in sound coastal management decisions based on the best science and technology. In addition, we partner to secure adequate funds so that decisions can be implemented and enforced, and support and strengthen the legal foundation that enables us to protect and restore our coast.
Coastal resiliency is at the foundation of this goals work, recognizing that now is the critical time to prepare for the future. This means ensuring natural defenses are sound, waters are safe for fishing and swimming and we are free of emerging contaminants and other threats like offshore oil and microplastics. In 2023, we will continue to unite communities, businesses, government agencies, and academia to work for effective coastal management decisions.