Tourism and Recreation

Activities such as surfing, sailing, beach going, wildlife viewing, sightseeing, photography and more are a critical part of our cultural fabric. From coast to coast, recreation and tourism drive local economies, contributing $97 billion in GDP, $45.7 billion in wages, and over 2 million jobs.


New York

Arthur H. Kopelman, Ph.D.

President, Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island


Matt Gove

Mid-Atlantic Policy Manager, Surfrider Foundation


Mary Ann Horrigan

Program Director, New England Science & Sailing (NESS)

"Building brighter futures through ocean adventures"

Kristen Berry

Director, JWorld Annapolis

"Maintaining the traditions and safety of the sailing sport"
New York

Paul Sieswerda

Executive Director, Gotham Whale

"Connecting urban coast and wild ocean"
New Hampshire

Wendy Lull

President, Seacoast Science Center

"Education that connects communitites to the ocean"

Brian Marcaurelle

Program Director, Maine Island Trail Association

"Protecting the wild islands of coastal Maine"

Allyson Cavaretta

Director of Sales and Marketing, Meadowmere Resort

"Promoting healthy oceans for visitors near and far"