Reuben Trevino, Director of Operations at the Galveston Park Board of Trustees

How's the beach? Let's ask Reuben Trevino, the Galveston guy

On this episode of the Local Control Podcast, Peter Ravella sits down with Reuben Trevino, Director of Operations for the 28 miles of beaches in Galveston,Texas.  Reuben is a true coastal pro who works in the trenches to manage, restore, and maintain the beaches in the busiest beach town in Texas.  It's a huge job.  He manages 100 employees during the peak season and must be sure the beaches are "just right" for the 7 million visitors who cross the Galveston Island Causeway each year.  Peter and Reuben cover everything from picking up the trash and managing public accesses to the planning, permitting and construction of multi-million dollar beach nourishment projects and the innovative technology under development to replace sand lost to erosion. We also dive into the incredible partnerships Reuben must maintain with the USACE and Texas General Land Office to make it all work.  Dip a toe into the amazing world of a big-time beach program manager on this episode of the Local Control Podcast. It's a doozy!

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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.