Field Notes from the Maine Coast, News and Media Notebook Dump, and an ASPN Update!

August 3, 2021

Join us on a trip to Maine!

On this episode, hosts Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham take some time out of the busy ASPN interview schedule to discuss Peter's recent trip to the Maine coast, as well as going over the most impactful news stories and media trends of the past several months, finally wrapping up with an update on the American Shoreline Podcast Network's fantastic slate of shows coming up this month. Be sure to rate and review and share ASPN with your friends and colleagues to support our coastal pods.

Show Transcription
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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.