GULF RESTORATION NETWORK

Rating: 4.88 stars   8 reviews

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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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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: 5 stars  

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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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