At the recent National Estuarine Research Reserve System's annual meeting, several members from the Mission-Aransas Reserve and its programs received awards. Dana Sjostrom received the Coastal Training Program (CTP) Service Award. Dana Sjostrom is the CTP coordinator and has done a wonderful job connecting local stakeholder with the right tools and information to make smart and efficient coastal management decisions.
The Reserve program also accepted several awards from the film festival including Ecosystem Award for Best Body of Work, Snapping Shrimp Award for Best Action Shots; and the Tidal Award for Film Honoring Dedication by Tony Amos.
Dr. Ed Buskey took home the top award for the meeting with the 2016 NERRS/NERRA Impact Award. Dr. Buskey has been the Research Coordinator and an integral part of the national system since the Mission-Aransas Reserve’s designation in 2006.
You can check out all the videos submitted to the film festival at: https://vimeo.com/channels/nerrsfilms2016/videos