Kristina Boburka earns Certified Coastal Practitioner™ credential

Fort Myers, FL – The Coastal Zone Foundation (CZF) is pleased to announce that Kristina Boburka has earned the designation of Certified Coastal Practitioner™ (CCP) professional credential.

Earning the CCP designation distinguishes Boburka as having a broad knowledge base and understanding of the interrelationships that exist among different coastal professions. 

Boburka is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she obtained an interdisciplinary Master of Science degree that focused on marine biology and marine resource management. She was also able to obtain a certificate in geographic information systems (GIS) during her time there. Currently, she is the shoreline director for the City of South Padre Island where she is continually working to protect and promote the natural resources on the island. She manages and directs the overall functions of the shoreline department including, but not limited to the beach and bay public access points, beach renourishment and restoration within the city.

“Since becoming active with the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association, I have greatly enjoyed the Coastal Zone Foundation short courses that are always offered at the conferences,” Boburka said. “They are such a great opportunity for continuing education and are very applicable to my day to day activities, projects and my career. It is such an honor to be involved with the CCP program and to receive this credential.”

To earn the CCP credential, candidates must complete a series of 10 short courses offered by the Coastal Zone Foundation in cooperation with ASBPA. The CCP program provides participants with multidisciplinary instruction on comprehensive coastal management and defines the body of knowledge, which reflects best practices for coastal practitioners.

The Coastal Zone Foundation was formed in 1984 with the purpose of advancing scientific and related engineering and planning knowledge. Please visit to learn more.

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