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ASSATEAGUE COASTAL TRUST INC

Advocacy - Education - Conservation

aka ACT   |   Berlin, MD   |  www.actforbays.org

Mission

Working arm in arm with diverse community partners, we protect and defend the health of Delmarva’s coastal waters through advocacy, education, science and the enforcement of just and equitable clean water laws.

Ruling year info

1982

Executive Director

Mrs. Brenda Davis

Main address

P.O. Box 731

Berlin, MD 21811 USA

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EIN

52-1250849

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our Vision for our coastal waters, drinking water, and natural areas are clean, valued, and protected by those that work and play in the region.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Assateague Coastkeeper

Assateague Coastal Trust supports the Coastkeeper Program, which is part of the global Waterkeeper Alliance. The Assateague Coastkeeper is an on-the-water monitor, on-the-ground educator, and in-the-trenches advocate for the health of the coastal bays.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Coast Kids is an environmental education program for youth ages 5-14.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The North Point of Assateague Island National Seashore (referred to as The Wedge) will reside as a focal point for ACT as we start this campaign. This part of the Island has seen an increase in the number of beach visitors over the years, and subsequently it has fallen victim to littering and illegal dumping. Further, loose debris has found its way onto Assateague as wind, tides, and wave action push trash from Ocean City and West Ocean City on to the beach.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Over the next five years, we will focus on three key priorities to defend our coastal waters and communities from rising threats of climate change, development and industrial agriculture.

Grow our capacity, funding and effectiveness to defend our Coastal Waters. Inform, influence and hold government and businesses accountable for clean water policies and regulations. Educate and engage residents and visitors to be active stewards of and lifelong advocates for Delmarva's waters.

Advocacy efforts by our Coastkeeper - ensuring water policies and regulations are enforced and our polluters are held accountable. Regular monitoring the quality of our waters and utilization of technologies such as Swim Guide, Water Reporter and MyCoast to inform the public.
Environmental Education through our Coast Kids Program - education families through hands on outdoor experiences in how to properly care for our coastal bays, creating the next generation of environmental stewards.
We constantly engage the community through informative lectures, trash clean-ups, nature exploration and other proactive opportunities.

For over 50 years, we have protected and defended the health of Delmarva's waters, along with our public health, rural character and unique quality of life.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ASSATEAGUE COASTAL TRUST INC

Board of directors
as of 04/04/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Eric Vinson

President

Term: 2022 - 2025

Fred Steihl

Secretary

Monica Brooks

Board Member

Eric Vinson

Treasurer

Wyatt Harrison

Vice President

Lisa Tossey

Board Member

Charlie Brown

Board Member

Susan Emond

Board Member

Chris Seymour

Board Member

Jon Bukeley

Board Member

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/23/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/02/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.