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Trevor Fitzpatrick
Peter Rappa Fellow 2018
Trevor Fitzpatrick

2525 Correa Road, HIG 238
Honolulu, HI 96822

Trevor Fitzpatrick is a 2018 Peter J. Rappa Fellow at the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program.  Trevor is working towards his master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UH Mānoa with a specialization in Environmental Planning while also pursuing Graduate Certificates in the Graduate Ocean Policy Certificate Program and Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance.  His studies are focused on coastal zone management and adaptation to climate change, sea level rise, and other coastal hazards for small coastal communities and property owners. His thesis is focusing on adaptation options in the coastal zone to sea level rise and other coastal hazards using Camp Mokuleia as a case study.

As a Rappa Fellow, Trevor worked on constructing a “Hawaiʻi Dune Restoration Manual” as a step-by-step guide to help protect a resource that is so vital to Hawaiʻi’s society, culture, and economy.  Under the mentorship of Sea Grant Extension Agents Dolan Eversole and Tara Owens, his project researched other dune manuals and guidelines across the US and combined that with the experiences of two Sea Grant partnered dune restoration projects on Maui to provide a framework, suggestions, and roadmap for implementing dune restoration along parts of Hawaiʻi’s shorelines.  Dune restoration could help lessen the impacts of sea level rise and other coastal hazards while also helping to ensure the sustainability of Hawaiʻi’s sandy beaches that so many enjoy.