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2008 ASBPA Coastal Summit
Congressional Reception and Awards Ceremony
by Lynda Guidry
Thursday, February 28, 2008

American Shore and Beach Preservation Association President Harry Simmons presided over a Congressional Reception and Awards Ceremony in the Hart Senate Office Building. Listen: RealPlayer  MP3

The Coastal Advocate Award was presented to Congressman C.W. Bill Young of Florida.

Friend of the Coast Awards were presented to Senator Lindsay O. Graham of South Carolina and Congressman Steve Israel of New York.

Congressional Staff Awards were presented to the Staff of the Senate Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Staff of the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

The Corps of Engineers Award was presented to Joe Vietri, Corps Coastal Center on Expertise

2007 Top Restored Beaches Awards were presented to Chaland Headland Restoration Project in Louisiana; East Beach, Norfolk, Virginia; Surfside-Sunset Beach, Orange County, California; Collier County Beaches, Florida;  Perdido Pass, Alabama; West Hampton Dunes on Long Island in New York and Folly Beach, South Carolina.

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