Restore America's Estuaries

Restore America's Estuaries is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1995 as an alliance of eleven community-based conservation organizations working to protect and restore the vital habitats of our nation’s estuaries.

We are dedicated to working closely with community, private, and governmental organizations to preserve the extraordinary heritage of our nation's estuaries.

Our mission is to preserve the nation's network of estuaries by protecting and restoring the lands and waters essential to the richness and diversity of coastal life.\

Our Work

  • On-the-ground restoration projects that engage local communities.
  • Production of an array of collaborative tools, reports and resources to guide the restoration process, including A National Strategy to Restore Coastal and Estuarine Habitat, and The Economic and Market Value of Coasts and Estuaries: What’s at Stake
  • Uniting the national restoration community, key decision makers and local citizens through our biennial national conference and through our national outreach efforts.

In this new age of restoration, we commit ourselves to acting as the cohesive force and guiding beacon for coastal and estuarine habitat restoration across the country.

Contact Restore America's Estuaries

Elsa Carlisle
Senior Director of Restoration & Administration
2300 Clarendon Blvd.
Suite 603
Arlington, Virginia  22201
Phone: 703-524-0248


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • DC
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington

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