Since 2014, Kim (Hernandez) Grubert worked in Maryland’s Chesapeake and Coastal Service advancing, among other things, the state and Mid-Atlantic’s ocean coordination and management efforts.  Kim and her husband recently relocated to Colorado and Maryland’s Coastal Program and the MARCO partnership wish to express their sincere appreciation for her enthusiastic dedication to our shared ocean! Her work in Maryland and with MARCO resulted in stronger regional ocean partnerships and improved data and communications about ocean resources and uses.  Kim embraced ways to increase awareness about marine debris, working with MARCO and Maryland communities to help reduce plastic waste – these efforts will benefit our region for some time to come.  If you wish to connect with Kim and hear how she is ‘seas-ing the day’ in her new inland ocean state, she can be reached at

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