David Helvarg (Blue Frontier Campaign)

David HelvargDavid Helvarg, author of Blue Frontier – Dispatches from America’s Ocean Wilderness, The War Against the Greens, 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, Rescue Warriors, and Saved by the Sea. David founded the Blue Frontier Campaign in 2003 to support seaweed (marine grassroots) efforts at the local, regional, national and global levels, with an emphasis on bottom up organizing to bring the voice of citizen-activists into decision-making that will impact our public seas. There are now over 2,000 blue groups and agencies working on ocean and coastal conservation but too often operating in isolation, and with little coordinated effort among them. Blue Frontier’s mission is to strengthen this ocean constituency through building unity, providing tools to, and enhancing public awareness of both the challenges and solutions being offered by these groups.