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As Executive Director of ASBPA, Derek Brockbank is responsible for the growth, strategic planning, and government affairs goals of the nation’s leading organization advocating for beach and coastal restoration. With a background in climate and coastal conservation and experience as a grassroots organizer, Derek is getting ASBPA to lead coastal communities and coastal decision-makers in the tough but necessary conversations about how they will address sea level rise, increasing storm intensity, and other climate impacts. Prior to starting with ASBPA, Derek worked as campaign director for a coalition effort to restore the Mississippi River Delta and Coastal Louisiana, and was part of a gulf-wide campaign to pass the RESTORE Act, securing billions of dollars for Gulf Coast restoration. This followed up on his work with National Wildlife Federation on climate adaption. Derek started his career as a grassroots organizer. He attended the University of Chicago, getting a degree in political science and environmental studies, while frequently running along Lake Michigan in weather more suited to skiing. Derek grew up in New York City and got his coastal education from an early age playing on the beaches of Long Island, and kayaking and fishing in Peconic Bay.
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March 6, 2021
Part 3 of a new 5 Part Series
March 1, 2021
Regulations, permits & approvals - Could the system improve?
February 20, 2021
Part One of the ASBPA-CSO Policy Confab
February 12, 2021
2020 WRDA: A Deep Insider's View of US Water Resource Policy
January 14, 2021
Big coastal data: NOAA's Digital Coast is super
December 29, 2020
Lower Columbia Solutions Group wins ASBPA's Wiegel Award
November 18, 2020
Healthy coastal lands means less risk to coastal communities
July 14, 2020
The Capitol Beach is back with another great episode!
April 17, 2020
If you can make it here, you'll make it anywhere . . .
March 12, 2020
Another great episode from the Capitol Beach
February 18, 2020
A great show from DC with insight into NOAA's coastal work
October 9, 2019
Gulf Week wraps up with a great episode of the Capitol Beach
August 23, 2019
ASPN's full DC Team | WaterLog and Capitol Beach
June 5, 2019
Derek brings BOEM to ASPN for the first (but not last) time!
May 15, 2019
Our microphone brings you highlights from the ASBPA Summit
March 22, 2019
We learn about a great organization working for our coasts
March 6, 2019