Restore America's Estuaries Launches New Website -- Renovates their "Online Habitat"

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Web design firm, Blue Water Media helps Restore America's Estuaries create and launch new website

Just miles from America's largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay, Restore America's Estuaries recently launched a new website to help in its efforts on behalf of the nation's estuaries.

The new site helps the public locate resources and materials on estuarine and coastal habitat restoration including: publications, the latest news and science, restoration videos, and information on how and where to volunteer on behalf of our estuaries and coasts. Blue Water Media has helped Restore America's Estuaries create an innovative website commensurate with its role as a leading advocate in the fight to protect American estuaries.

The new website features a number of improvements that enhance its functionality and make it more interactive. Restore America's Estuaries also wanted to use the website to better serve the coastal and estuarine habitat restoration community. To do this, as part of the increased functionality, they included a new blog, marked by a convenient link at the top of the website, and connections to its pages on the social networking sites, facebook and myspace.

The website also has links to topics including: estuarine education, involvement and volunteer opportunities, and resources for further study. The education section gives site visitors more information on what estuaries are (bodies of water where salt and fresh water meet, like the Chesapeake Bay, Puget Sound, Tampa Bay and others), and on the imminent dangers facing estuaries. The get involved section allows users to find volunteer opportunities near their homes, find out about the latest federal and state legislation and regulations affecting the nation's estuaries, and donate money on behalf of coastal restoration.

Blue Water Media has designed the website with vibrant color schemes and designs which help paint the picture of a healthy estuary. The website also incorporates vivid images of estuaries, the people who enjoy our coasts and bays, and the animals and plants that rely on healthy estuaries.

Blue Water Media has provided Restore America's Estuaries the capability to keep visitors abreast of RAE and restoration community news. To do this, Blue Water Media installed Joomla, an award-winning content management system that enables Web users like RAE to build and update their websites through a user-friendly format--a feature Restore America's Estuaries has put to good use by adding a breaking news section to its website, keeping users up to date on environmental news.

About Restore America's Estuaries
Restore America's Estuaries is a nonprofit organization established in 1995 and is based in Arlington, VA with an office in Seattle, WA. Restore America's Estuaries is part of an alliance of eleven community-based conservation organizations working to protect America's estuaries. Restore America's Estuaries' mission is to preserve America's network of estuaries by restoring the waters and lands essential to coastal life. To achieve this, Restore America's Estuaries works intimately with community, private, and government organizations. Some of Restore America's Estuaries activities include on the ground restoration projects, production of collaborative tools, compilation of reports and resources, and uniting the restoration community and key decision makers to drive estuary advocacy. For more information, please visit: http://www.estuaries.org/

About Blue Water Media
Blue Water Media is a premier Washington D.C. based web design agency offering a full line of design services including print, brand identity and web design. Blue Water Media has been providing high quality service to businesses in a variety of industries in the Washington DC metro area for nearly a decade. Blue Water Media's winning track record of creating innovative websites and solutions establishes it as a leader in the industry. For more information, please visit: http://www.bluewatermedia.com/

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