Jim Anderson receiving the Don Hansen Conservation of the Year Award
Sea & Shoreline History
Sea & Shoreline's founder Jim Anderson started his career cultivating lawn grasses of various species to accompany his nursery operations. Jim ventured into seagrasses when a local favorite fishing area was threatened with closure to boats as a result of extensive propeller scarring. He argued that repairing the seagrasses was more logical, and began developing technologies to address seagrass-restoration needs. As a turf farmer/grower, he felt using farming skills and retooling them to fit aquatic restoration needs would be a logical transition. Since then, the company has not only successfully restored countless rivers, lakes and shorelines, but also pioneered innovative technologies that help to ensure the long-term success of restoration projects.