Restore America's Estuaries is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1995 as an alliance of ten community-based conservation organizations working to protect and restore the vital habitats of our nation’s estuaries.

We are dedicated to working closely with community, private, and governmental organizations to preserve the extraordinary heritage of our nation's estuaries.

Our mission is the protection and restoration of bays and estuaries as essential resources for our nation.

Our sphere of work includes:

  • On-the-ground restoration projects that engage local communities.
  • Production of an array of collaborative tools, reports and resources to guide the restoration process, including A National Strategy to Restore Coastal and Estuarine Habitat, and The Economic and Market Value of Coasts and Estuaries: What’s at Stake
  • Uniting the national restoration community, key decision makers and local citizens through our biennial national conference and through our national outreach efforts.

In this new age of restoration, we commit ourselves to acting as the cohesive force and guiding beacon for coastal and estuarine habitat restoration across the country.

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