Coastal Zone Foundation names Hunter Cummings as newest Certified Coastal Practitioner

Fort Myers, FL –

The Coastal Zone Foundation (CZF) is pleased to announce that Hunter Cummings has earned the designation of Certified Coastal Practitioner™ (CCP) professional credential.

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

Although Cummings grew up in the small town of Quinlan, Texas, far from the ocean, he had a passion for the ocean since he was very young. When it came time for college Cummings chose to attend Texas A&M University at Galveston, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Coastal Environmental Science & Society in December 2020.

Cummings currently lives on the coast and works as an Environmental Professional. In that role he has worked from Louisiana to Texas primarily involved in regulatory and ecological compliance for pipeline and utility corridor transmission activities, oil and gas exploration and production activities, land resource and wetland mitigation management. Cummings specializes in performing Wetland Delineations to support environmental projects, and looks forward to continuing his professional development and experience in the coastal sector.

Said Cummings: “Earning the CCP was a source of accomplishment for me that also complements my degree and will help in my professional endeavors.”


To earn the CCP credential, candidates must complete a series of 10 courses offered by the Coastal Zone Foundation in cooperation with the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (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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