What can YOU do?

There are efforts you can make every day to ensure the protection of our nation’s estuaries. Any effort, no matter how small, can make a difference. Here are a few ideas:


We’ve all heard this one before. Recycling is very important because it eliminates the amount of harmful litter not only in estuaries, but in other ecosystems as well. Instead of throwing your plastic ware and glassware in the trash, find the nearest recycling bin. Your local estuary will thank you.



Bike, Walk, or Take Public Transportation Instead of Driving

According to a study done by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, gasoline combustion by cars in the United States contributed 1,545 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions in 2015. Finding alternate modes of transportation is perhaps one of the most important things you can do to lower your contribution to the amount of carbon dioxide emissions. Try walking or biking instead. Hey, you might even get in your daily workout at the same time. 


Being a non-profit organization, RAE thrives on contributions from its supporters. Contributions from people like you help us spread nation-wide awareness of the issues that put our estuaries in danger. For more information on how to donate, visit our Donation Page. 

Volunteer with us

Restore America’s Estuaries provides a number of volunteer opportunities. Volunteer opportunities include helping to pick up trash in your local estuary, or participate in an Estuary Week event. There are tons of things to do, and you’ll meet some pretty amazing people along the way! Check out our volunteer opportunities page for more information on how to find a volunteer event near you.