Healthy bay and estuarine habitats provide the critical  foundation for sustainable environments and thriving economies.

These habitats help maintain wildlife and plant populations, improve water quality, support fishing activities, enhance local tourism, and reduce the impact of coastal hazards, such as flooding and storm surge. Coastal population growth, development, and rising sea levels threaten coastal habitats and wildlife, and this effect will continue unless projects are implemented to address these ongoing threats. CBBEP seeks to preserve, restore, enhance, and create coastal habitats and ensure the long-term sustainability of native living resources.