Ocean River Institute is a deeply moral, science-based, passionate, focused, and effective advocate for the health of our oceans, rivers, and all the ecosystems of life that they sustain. This New England-based organization, led by Rob Moir, has identified threatened places and wildlife I had never known of, such as the Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge in Florida and all its inhabitants (and you can buy wonderful socks that will help save the fish, and other wildlife depicted on them). ORI is acutely sensitive to climate change and global warming--the primary challenge to our survival and the survival of 4.5 billion years of life's evolution on our planet. Please go to their "Causes" page on their website, and become involved!
"Causes: The Ocean River Institute provides individuals around the world with specific opportunities to make a difference saving wildlife, protecting ecosystems, in environmental education, science, and conservation."
We need to save the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts national parks. They are beautiful underwater monuments which provide an environment to underwater animals with protection from predators and availability of food.
Mining and fossil-fuel extracting companies want to extract their products from places like the seamounts. That would destroy the monuments and the marine animals which depend on them for food and protection. We need to ensure that NO permits to drill in the monuments are granted. If the drilling happens, only the drilling companies will gain any profit from it. If we keep the monuments are protected, we will gain the benefit of the protected species and their growing populations for years into the future.
Don't allow ANY drilling or mining to occur on the monuments. We need them in the future.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Our natural world is increasingly succumbing to the ravages of human population growth and human greed as we plunder the Earth's mineral and living resources and despoil it with toxics and pollution. Our oceans comprise 70% of the Earth's surface. What we do on land affects the oceans just as what we directly do to the sea and its marine life.
It is gratifying to know that there are non profit institutions such as Ocean River Institute which fight to protect our living and non living world for future generations of humans. These organizations are dedicated to protecting our natural world and are worthy of our heartfelt gratitude and support.
This crucial initiative will help defray the deadly costs of the many types of pollution industry is mindlessly culpable of. The support of zones held in reserve whether on land or at sea gives the entire finite ecological system the opportunity of some kind of fighting chance at survival. If there are not zones that are strictly reserved, there is no chance the system can survive.
Ocean River Institute helps protect one of our national treasures--marine wildlife. The Institute also keeps its members tuned in to what is going on out there with our marine animals, and informs us as to what we can do to help sustain them. Please donate.
Based out of New England and dedicated to the connection between oceans and rivers, the Ocean River Institute was started to limit lawn fertilizer from causing harmful Algea blooms in New England. They then worked on this issue in Florida but I learned about them when they tackled the problems of managing fish populations that live at sea for years then spawn upstrem in Rivers. They gave me a forum to write letters on river herring in Richmond to the New England fisheries council which had been allowing over fishing of these same fish. They followed up with the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries council. These catch limets as well as catch limits whithin Virginia waters have been great steps in conservation of our James Rover Ecosystem. It would not be possible without this regional group.
I would like to say congratulations to Rob and Harper at the Ocean River Institute. I have been so inspired by your work and was thrilled to read about recent clean water victories. The Ocean River Institute has faced numerous challenges in it's time but you two just never let it faze you - and now you're ever closer to protecting Florida's environment and the animals that live within it. Thank you for staying the course and speaking out about these issues. I wish you the very best."
Kellen, San Francisco, CA.
Presently, I live in MA near Boston. I've been a monthly donor to ORI for 2 years now. I'm so impressed by their work and their passion for it. But what really makes me proud to support them is they are doing such amazing work for the Indian River in Florida! I lived in Brevard County for 23 years and raised my children there. The Indian River and the wildlife were always one of the things we loved so much about living there. We have moved away but we always visit. My daughter and her new little family were so excited last year to visit and one of the first things they did was take their little girl to see the manatees, but sadly, they are now hard to find because of the pollution and die-offs.
ORI is trying to save these beautiful, gentle creatures and I will forever be grateful for their work
Indian River is a beautiful place, worth preserving for ever. I was born/raised by the river and am so grateful for the work these folks are doing. I am 68 now, but I still see gray pelicans standing guard over the fish. Everything you can do will be a help our future. Do not assume the coastal river area is safe and will survive without fighting to make it so.
We seem to forget the value of all our waters....thank you so much ORI!!!!