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American Shore and Beach Preservation Association’s 2018 National Coastal Conference held on Galveston Island
by Lynda Guidry with photos & audio by Ruth Ann Ruiz
Thursday, November 01, 2018

ASBPAOn Tuesday, coastal conservation professionals and vendors who work with them, gathered on Galveston Island for the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association’s 2018 National Coastal Conference.  The prestigious annual event is held at different host locations around the U.S. each year. This year's theme: "Resilient Shorelines for Rising Tides".

On Wednesday, the attendees were welcomed to the conference by Tony Pratt, ASPBA President, who thanked conference co-chairs, Cris Weber, Reuben Trevino, and Ashley Judith for their work to make the event a success. Listen

City of Galveston Mayor James (Jim) Yarbough extended special greetings to the audience and thanked them for their efforts on behalf of Galveston and all the communities that benefit from the organization’s work.

David Green, Deputy Director of Coastal Resources, Texas General Land Office presented comments regarding “Texas Coastal Management”.

Larry McKinney, Ph.D., Executive Director, Harte Research Institute followed with “The challenge of turning science into policy and positive action”. .

“Coastal Policy” was presented by Edmond Russo Jr., Ph.D., Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management, USACE Galveston District

The afternoon also included election of officers for the upcoming year, networking and an opening evening reception.

The conference continues through Friday.

To learn more about the ASBPA, visit ( ) American Shore & Beach Preservation Association’s website. 

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