The 2nd Annual Endless Summer Labor Day Special

October 4, 2020

Celebrate ASPN's 1st birthday on this special episode of ASP

On this very special  2nd Annual Endless Summer Labor Day Special show, Peter and Tyler celebrate 1 year of the American Shoreline Podcast Network with Arica Sears, Destination Management Coordinator with the Oregon Coast Visitors Association. That's right, for this year's Labor Day special, we're talking about coastal tourism and how visitors associations like Arica's work to find the right balance between tourism and the economic benefits that come with it, with over-tourism and local backlash.

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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.