Throughout the summer we plan on highlighting those who positively impact the Better Beach Project and their communities. A Better Beach Ambassador is someone who, through their actions and dedication to the improvement of our communities, demonstrates a commitment to community ownership, responsibility, and accountability.
If you would like to nominate someone as a Better Beach Ambassador, please reach out to us through our Contact page with a brief description and contact information for your nominee.
Our first Better Beach Ambassador is Tyler Hoppel from HK on the Bay.
Name: Tyler Hoppel
Business/Organization: HK on the Bay
Why are you participating in the Better Beach Project?
We are participating in Better Beach Project because we simply love going to the beach. We grew up on these beaches and believe that it is our purpose to ensure that we save the beaches so our children can enjoy them as much as we did when we were kids. Our beach is the bridge between us and the ocean, with warmer weather it attracts thousands of visitors to our communities. Our beaches are such fragile environments that we must be attentive in how we treat these beautiful stretches of land.
What does community ownership mean to you?
When the community works together to to achieve a common goal of making our beaches cleaner and safer, they gain a sense of ownership. I think the community of Chic's Beach already has that sense of ownership of our beach. Between the Chesapeake Beach Civic League, Save the Bay day and now the Better Beach Project, I think it's safe to say that our beaches are in really good hands. These organizations are giving us the tools to have a better beach, it is our job as the community to come together to use these tools.