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Florida to enhance recreational angling opportunities and heighten awareness of the importance of marine habitat. “When you can have a hand in stewarding the health of the ocean,” Chesney said at the time, “you’re insuring the survival of something very necessary for all of us, whether you’re a beach person or someone that won’t go near the water. The ecological balance is very delicate, especially in Florida, so I am honored to help them achieve this goal.” Another BCT effort, the ongoing Louisiana “floating islands” project, used new technology to restore marsh in Louisiana with participation from local residents, members of an indigenous Native American tribe and students from a nearby elementary school. For its support of the project, Shell Oil Company won the 2013 Gulf Guardian Award bestowed by the Gulf of Mexico Program, an initiative of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to facilitate collaborative actions to protect, maintain, and restore the health and productivity of the Gulf of Mexico. John H o l l o w e l l , Executive Vice President, Deep Water, Upstream Americas, Shell Energy Resources Company said of the project, “Shell has a long history of support for environment and habitat projects, and our thousands of employees are excited about the possibilities of this partnership. CCA members have an amazing track record of conservation work that sets them apart. We believe in the organization and are committed to doing our part to ensure that the Building Conservation Habitat Program has the tools to bring significant marine habitat restoration projects from concept to reality.” In addition to Kenny Chesney and Shell Oil Company, BCT has greatly benefited from partnerships with Costa Sunglasses, Shimano and Academy Sports and Outdoors. All 20 projects since 2010 were initiated or vetted by CCA volunteers in their states and through their enthusiasm and hard work have made a positive impact from coast to coast to coast. To further understand it’s initiatives and the magnitude of what it has been able to accomplish so far, visit Building Conservation Trust’s website at  www.buildingconservation. org . 88 BISBEE’S CONSERVATION JOURNAL Q2 • 2015


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