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Causes: Environment

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

Programs: Gulf future campaign: the organization independently monitors and assesses the bp/federal government clean up, containment and restoration efforts in the face of the bp drilling disaster through boat excursions and seaplane flights; coordinates a collaborative "gulf future" campaign focused on ensuring ecosystem and coastal community restoration, and works to establish a robust public participation process to make the industry safer and more transparent and accountable to impacted communities.

water resources: the organization works to improve water quality by identifying pollution issues and providing technical assistance, training, and mentoring to numerous communities faced with pollution, as well to improve the development and implementation of watershed and coastal wetlands restoration plans and to prevent damaging projects that destroy wetlands and/or inpact water quality. The organization also works closely with citizen activists, providing frequent updates and action alerts, b

coastal rebuilding: the organization works to build an active and engaged national constituency to support natural storm protection and restoration efforts for the gulf coast region and is an advocate for the establishment of multiple coastal lines of defense to build resiliency and protect communities placed at risk due to the continuing loss of coastal wetlands and increasing sea levels.

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