Welcome to AIWA, Live from Savannah!

Welcome to our coverage of the AIWA Annual Meeting!

Peter and Tyler are live from the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association Annual Meeting, which is taking place in the beautiful city of Savannah, Georgia. Over the next two days we will bring the insights and conversations from this meeting (the 20th annual) to you. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway is one of the oldest transportation features on the American Shoreline, and plays a major role for recreational, commercial, and industrial stakeholders to this day. Stay tuned for all of our coverage, beginning with this show!

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.