The Coastal States Stewardship Foundation was formed in 2004 to address the urgent issues raised by the Pew Oceans Commission and the US Commission on Ocean Policy. The Foundation works in partnership with public, private and academic interests to support healthy coastal ecosystems and prosperous coastal communities for the benefit of current and future generations.

Foundation Goals

The Corporation is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of:

  • Improving public awareness and understanding of coastal and ocean management programs, the public trust and the environmental, cultural and social value of coastal and ocean resources
  • Supporting collaboration among coastal community leaders, the private sector, non-governmental community, international organizations, and coastal and ocean manager at the state, local, and federal levels
  • Improving coastal and ocean program decision-making, information sharing, and technical assistance regarding innovations and best coastal and ocean management practices and processes
  • Identifying and expanding opportunities for the public to become involved in protection, restoration and conservation of the coastal and ocean environment and enhancing the quality of life in coastal communities

The Coastal States Stewardship Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions made out to CSSF are deductible under section 170 of the Code.

2017 Board of Directors
Brian Baird (CA)

Vice President:
Gwynne Schultz (MD)

Bradley Watson, (DC)

Mike Peloquin (MN)

Tony MacDonald, (NJ)
David Keeley (ME)
Jim Murley (FL)
Richard Delaney (MA)
Terry Howey (LA)

Get in touch with us
CSSF, Hall of the States
444 North Capitol Street NW
Suite 638 – Washington DC 20001