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