Celebrating Women's History Month on the American Shoreline with Helen Brohl!

March 13, 2022

Celebrate Women's History Month on the American Shoreline!

On this episode, hosts Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham celebrate Women's History Month with Helen Brohl, host of ASPN's North Coast Chronicles: Tales of the Great Lakes podcast,Executive Director of the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System, and co-founder of theWomen's Aquatic Network (WAN). WANbrings together professionals with interests in marine, coastal and aquatic affairs and promotes the roles of women in these fields. Come along as we celebrate the mighty contributions made my women on the American Shoreline, and learn how the fight for women's equality continues today.

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Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.