Ocean Trust’s leadership in coastal restoration was recognized during two separate award ceremonies. In June, Ocean Trust received top conservation awards from the US Fish & Wildlife Service and Coastal America for its leadership in building one of the largest public/private restoration partnerships and its role in restoring the Bahia Grande shallow water coastal estuary to provide nursery habitat for a variety of fish, shellfish and migratory waterfowl. The EPA Gulf of Mexico Program also awarded the seventy- nine partners associated with the Bahia Grande Restoration Project a Gulf Guardian Award for 2007 at the November 14 Gulf of Mexico Program awards ceremony. Thor Lassen, president of Ocean Trust accepted the award on behalf of the Bahia Grande partnership. This was the third award given to the Bahia Grande project where Ocean Trust has played a key role in its management, and the fifth national conservation award for Thor Lassen and Ocean Trust.
Read more about each conservation award:
- Texas Environmental Quality Award
- EPA Gulf Guardian Award 2007
- Coastal America & USFWS Wetlands Conservation Awards 2006
- DOI Cooperative Conservation Award 2005
- NOAA Environmental Hero 2004