Alexa Wutt | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Alexa Wutt

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Roland Lewis

Roland Lewis, the president and CEO of the Waterfront Alliance, speaks about how New York City, NY, is a critical waterfront for the maritime ecosystem as the largest port on the eastern seaboard. He discusses the impacts of opening the Erie Canal, the wind turbines off the coast of New York, and issues of zoning of waterfront and maritime facilities. He highlights successes of his work communicating between waterfront-based activities and the importance of having political leaders engaged with the working waterfront.

Alexa Wutt , Kaitlyn Clark Grand Rapids, MI Michigan Sea Grant, College of the Atlantic, Maine Sea Grant, The Island Institute, National Working Waterfront Network Collecting Stories at the National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium 2018
Peter Huston

Peter Huston, a filmmaker from South Bass Island, OH, attended the symposium as part of the coalition of island communities. He discusses the history of waterfront use in Put-in-Bay, OH, from industry to wine making and currently to transportation. He addresses challenges around the high water level negatively impacting the transportation economy and the difficulty of keeping access points open. Huston’s vision is for the sustainable growth of the waterfront.

 

Alexa Wutt Grand Rapids, MI Michigan Sea Grant, College of the Atlantic, Maine Sea Grant, The Island Institute, National Working Waterfront Network Collecting Stories at the National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium 2018
Joseph Lane

Joseph Lane, a academic instructor in geography from Kalamazoo, MI, focuses on the his interest in guided educational tourism of the Great Lakes and his work with lighthouse and waterfront tourism. He describes the touristic, historical, and cultural values of lighthouses in Michigan, highlighting how they can develop tourism.

Alexa Wutt , Kaitlyn Clark Grand Rapids, MI Michigan Sea Grant, College of the Atlantic, Maine Sea Grant, The Island Institute, National Working Waterfront Network Collecting Stories at the National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium 2018
Jim Fawcett

Jim Fawcett, a marine transportation and seaport specialist with the University of Southern California Sea Grant, discusses the competing uses of the Los Angeles, CA, waterfront and highlights the challenges of waterfront access. He questions what would help the waterfront and how creating public access could positively impact the community. He stresses the importance of clean marinas and how the Del Rey neighborhood needs to reverse gentrification to move forward.

Alexa Wutt Grand Rapids, MI Michigan Sea Grant, College of the Atlantic, Maine Sea Grant, The Island Institute, National Working Waterfront Network Collecting Stories at the National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium 2018
Dave Alexander

Dave Alexander, the executive director of Downtown Muskegon Now, speaks about the history of the Muskegon Lake, MI, waterfront and how it has brought vitality to the economy and spiritual connections for local inhabitants through having public access to the waterfront with heritage landings and bike trails along the lake.

Alexa Wutt , Kaitlyn Clark Grand Rapids, MI College of the Atlantic, Maine Sea Grant, The Island Institute, National Working Waterfront Network, Michigan Sea Grant Collecting Stories at the National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium 2018

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