Lewandowski Receives Early Career Achievement Award

Ed Lewandowski received the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant Early Career Achievement Award.

Ed Lewandowski, acting director of Delaware Sea Grant's Marine Advisory Service, received the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant Early Career Achievement Award on March 28. This award recognizes early career Sea Grant professionals who have shown noteworthy enthusiasm, performance, accomplishments and impacts within their program. 

Marine Education Specialist Chris Petrone nominated Lewandowski for the award. 

“Ed made an immediate impact on communities in Delaware when he joined Sea Grant in 2011,” Petrone said. “And in the years since he has brought the benefit of his experience, knowledge and approach to help Delaware Sea Grant and the Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant Region.”

Lewandowski was recognized for the impact he has made through his work with the Sustainable Coastal Communities Initiative (SCCI) in helping with community development efforts in towns throughout Delaware, including Laurel, Leipsic, Bowers Beach, Lewes and Little Creek. SCCI is a collaboration among Delaware Sea Grant, the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources' Cooperative Extension, and the Institute for Public Administration.

Honored alongside Lewandowski was Michael Ciaramella, seafood specialist for New York Sea Grant.