FSBPA: Pepper Uchino, President, Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association

FSBPA welcomes a new president with new ideas.

FSBPA President, Pepper Uchino, joins Peter Ravella on the American Shoreline Podcast. Pepper is two-weeks on the job and promises to bring new and dynamic leadership to this venerable organization of coastal professionals and stakeholders.  We talk about what brought Pepper to FSBPA, what draws us all to the coastline, and the challenges ahead in Florida, including rising seas, more powerful storms, and tight state budgets.  Florida has been considered a leader in coastal management and FSBPA has been a integral part of that story since its founding in 1957.  Look down the road with Pepper Uchino and the American Shoreline Podcast.  Only on ASPN -  Insight & Intelligence for Thriving Shorelines.

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Peter A. Ravella

Founder and Publisher of Coastal News Today and ASPN, experienced business owner in coastal policy, land use, grants, permitting and financing with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental and coastal services industry. Skilled in Government, Community Engagement, Beach & Dune Restoration and Financial Planning, Natural Resource Management, Wetland Mitigation, and Environmental Education. Strong education with a BS in Marine Biology from Texas A&M and a JD with Environmental Law Certificate from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon.