Help Restore the Gulf

Learn More About the Fund for Gulf Coast Restoration

Learn More About the Fund for Gulf Coast Restoration

The outpouring of support and concern from caring people like you for the people, plants and animals of the Gulf has been encouraging as the Gulf begins its long recovery from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Thank you for giving to the Gulf.

To return the Gulf to full health and productivity, the Conservancy is committed to working with all willing partners to expand, accelerate and help launch new restoration and recovery actions across the Gulf.

The Conservancy’s initial $10 million Fund for Gulf Restoration, which you can support when you make a safe and secure online Gulf Fund gift, will help to:

  • Ensure ongoing oyster reef and living shoreline restorations throughout the Gulf. Oysters are important to the Gulf. They provide important habitat for many other species, help protect vulnerable shorelines from erosion (one of the biggest concerns in the Gulf), and serve as a natural filtration system for the ocean. See how an oyster reef works and hear about our ongoing projects.
  • Support more of the Conservancy’s long-term restoration efforts in the Gulf led by Cindy Brown, the Conservancy’s Gulf of Mexico director, who is convening partners and developing implementation plans to expand restoration across the region.
  • Support the constant improvement of our innovative cloud-based restoration tool to help Gulf planners make the smartest decisions about how to protect, manage and restore their communities.
  • Establish and improve shallow water and beach habitats along the Gulf coast.

At the Conservancy, we are particularly thankful to you for choosing to make a special online gift today and to everyone who has supported our work and the work of others in the Gulf.

We’re also excited to announce our newest partnership – with Oxfam America – to show that environmental restoration is the necessary foundation for lasting economic security and prosperity for Gulf Coast communities.

When you give to the Fund for Gulf Coast Restoration, you enable the Conservancy to ensure that all of the functions that go to support our field work behind the scenes remain robust and effective in a time of great challenge and need.

Thank you so much for your help and support.

You can help the Gulf of Mexico when you support long-term restoration efforts.

It's easy to give with our safe and secure online form. Or, if you prefer, you can make your gift by mail or phone:

The Nature Conservancy
Attn: Treasury (web/help restore the gulf)
4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203, USA
(800) 628-6860

Online contributions of $51.00 or more are 100% tax-deductible. Online contributions under $51.00 are tax-deductible, less the fair market value of any thank you gifts you may receive. The fair market value of the Nature Conservancy magazine is $4.