This past year has been a story of challenges: Our coastal community faced another season of devastating storms, navigated a challenging political scene, and fought against cutbacks to vital programs and resources.
Yet at year end, as I reflect upon all we have accomplished despite these hardships, I remember how much we can accomplish together – and that is truly inspiring.
In places like Long Beach and Annapolis, we brought together experts and passionate leaders to discuss the future of our estuaries and how to leverage the power of our collective voice. We understand the importance of both science and community, and know that now is the time to take action to protect our coasts for the future.
I’m looking forward to what’s next, knowing that if we tackle it together, our estuaries will surely thrive.
— Note from RAE president, Jeff Benoit