Jim Anderson receiving the Don Hansen Conservation of the Year Award
Sea and Shoreline History
Sea and Shoreline 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 the aquatic arena 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.