Exploring Opportunities In the National Coastal Resilience Fund with Erika Feller
Healthy coastal lands means less risk to coastal communities
Sometimes, the quickest way to understand federal coastal policy is to follow the flow of funds from DC to communities along the American shoreline. On this episode of the Capitol Beach, Derek Brockbank welcomes Erika Feller, Director of Marine and Coastal Conservation at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Together, they explore the National Coastal Resilience Fund, a critical new program established in 2018 to fund conservation projects that restore natural features such as coastal marshes and wetlands, dune and beach systems, oyster and coral reefs, forests, coastal rivers and barrier islands. A healthier coastal environment, so goes the thinking, can help minimize the impacts of storms and other events on coastal communities. For coastal communities facing increasing storm risks -- and that's about all of them -- this program can be a tremendous asset. Get the inside skinny from Erika Feller, the professional at the top of the program. Only on the Capitol Beach Podcast and only on ASPN!