GULF RESTORATION NETWORK

Rating: 4.88 stars   8 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: PO Box 2245 New Orleans LA 70176 USA

Mission: Gulf Restoration Network (GRN) is a 16 year old environmental advocacy organization that works to unite and empower people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf of Mexico region. With an exclusive focus on the ecological health of the Gulf Coast, GRN quickly mobilized resources to respond to the 2005 hurricanes and 2010 BP oil drilling disaster. GRN continues to fight for clean flowing waters, healthy coastal areas, and vibrant offshore ecosystems that are essential to resilient communities and healthy wildlife in the region.
Geographic areas served: Gulf of Mexico region

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is an organization that advocates for the policies needed to protect and restore the Gulf region. They speak truth to power and help give the public a voice in decisions that affect the region. The organization is well-run and the staff are very hard working. Your money is going to a good cause.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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1 person found this review helpful

I'm a member of the Gulf Restoration Network, and I love their creative approach to campaigns and programs. They are always thinking outside the box when it come to how they can get the word out and motivate the public and our decision makers to take action!

They also commit to the issues and see campaigns through to the end. I know they will continue their work on BPs Oil Drilling Disaster, protecting cypress forests and sustainable fishing AND continue to evaluate the issues to find new ways to protect the Gulf.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their continued efforts to update their members about the Gulf Oil Spill and keep us informed about the progress and challenges of the Gulf community since the Spill.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them hire more staff to run more public events and outreach!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Gulf Restoration Network leads the charge when it comes to defending the environment, culture, and communities of this region. I'm a proud monthly donor, and I encourage everyone who cares about stopping global warming, preventing crises like the BP oil disaster, and saving our wetlands to join me!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...a lasting improvement to the environment of the Gulf.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...offer more public events.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the pleasure to work with the Gulf Restoration Network in 3/5 Gulf states. They are generally the only ones on the ground, pounding the pavement, and garnering grassroots support on environmental issues facing the Gulf. GRN tends to push for what's actually needed to protect and restore the regions ecosystems, rather than compromise with polluters who do not feel they have to in order to protect the bottom line.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance, a consortium of the five Gulf state governors, adopt Climate planning into their regional report, which prior had ignored the issue.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More use of out of region supporters to build support for their campaigns, i.e. office visits, LTE's, rallies, etc.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Gulf Restoration Network is truly rooted in the communities along the Gulf, and committed to sustaining those communities. They combine this deep commitment with strategic, smartly run campaigns. As both a professional environmental advocate and a native of south Louisiana, I could not be more impressed with and happy about the work that GRN does.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Their work to hold BP accountable for the oil rig disaster in the Gulf last summer, and in their work over the last several years advocating for critical funding for wetlands restoration.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't have any suggestions at the moment.

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Rating: 5 stars  

GRN's focus on the Gulf is more important now than ever- after Katrina and the Gulf oil spill America needs an experienced organization that is committed to keeping the focus on environmental problems that effect the whole region.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

New Orleans

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The GRN is an amazing regional organization that covers the entire Gulf of Mexico from Florida to Texas. The GRN is the only organization I know of that has been doing this work in every gulf state for so long - before Katrina, before Rita, before Gustav, before Ike and before the BP Oil Disaster, the Gulf Restoration Network was there. They've working to care for the Gulf and it's coastline for 15 plus years and really know their stuff.

I've volunteered with them since before the oil disaster, back when the big issue was wetlands loss. My role has been to let folks outside the region (in my case the Boston area) know what's REALLY going on in the Gulf and how folks can help to advocate for and protect it. Since the BP Oil Drilling Disaster, the GRN has been the eyes and ears of the gulf - flying over to get aerial views, having photographers out on the water, and letting us all know what's really going on. This has been very important because the media is not reporting the true extent of the damage. Through the GRN, I've been able to become a better-informed citizen and have been able to show others the importance of the Gulf Coast ecosystem.

Thank you, Gulf Restoration Network!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my ability to teach people in my area how important the Gulf of Mexico and it's ecosystem is to the entire nation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of anything :)

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19 people found this review helpful

I worked for the Gulf Restoration Network between 2002 and 2006. I had an amazing time working to protect the Gulf's wetlands, rivers, and streams. It was a wonderful experience to be able to engage citizens in efforts to protect the environment. It has also been a pleasure to see the organization evolve over the past seven years. As I continue to receive the GRN's action alerts and newsletters, I am astounded by the network's growth. The GRN's effectiveness continues to improve in leaps and bounds and they are bringing national attention to a regional issue that has such wide-reaching implications. I believe that the GRN will continue to be a leader in preserving one of our nation's greatest natural treasures and I look forward to continuing to play a role in their success.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

a variety of victories, including efforts to close the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet and protection of Gulf fisheries from Liquified Natural Gas terminals.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely dedicated and effective.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

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