Programs of the St. Andrew Bay Resource Management Association (RMA) are made possible by a combination of grants, donations, and membership dues. RMA is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, so …
“Citizens of Bay County working together to protect and enhance the productivity of the St. Andrew Bay Watershed for present and future generations of watershed stewards.”
The St. Andrew Bay Resource Management Association (RMA), also known as St. Andrew Bay Watch, is derived of community volunteers with a strong love of their coastal community. RMA members are involved in programs and restoration projects that increase Essential Fish Habitat (EFH), enhance and/or restore coastal salt marsh ecosystems and and improve water quality in the St. Andrew Bay watershed through the use of living shoreline techniques. Our members; 1) are taught how ecological systems (coastal salt marshes, oyster reefs, seagrass beds) increase shoreline resiliency for coastal communities; 2) are engaged in hands-on stewardship activities through the restoration of coastal salt marsh habitat utilizing living shoreline techniques that focus on increasing essential fish and wildlife habitat and improving the water quality of St. Andrew Bay watershed. RMA members participate in research, restoration and public outreach activities that help foster a healthy Bay.
RMA’s goal is to instill a love of the outdoors and the environment in our community by providing members with the opportunity to participate in high-quality and high-impact watershed experiences. RMA’s programs facilitate a connection between the our community and the St. Andrew Bay watershed and its various ecosystems by providing members with Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEE) that strengthen and nurture their sense of community.
Our members have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of activities that help support our mission. From beach cleanups to shoreline restoration projects, to monitoring of natural resources or simply raising awareness of local environmental issues, RMA staff and volunteers always welcome new members.
Your support is needed! Please join RMA today >>