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Letters of Support

The Nature Conservancy Supports Reauthorization of the National Estuary Program

Arlington, Virginia
July 22, 2015

Senator David Vitter from Louisiana and Sheldon Whitehouse from Rhode Island are sponsoring legislation to reauthorize the National Estuary Program (NEP). There are seven NEP sites in the Gulf of Mexico all of which contribute in very important ways to restoration of the Gulf. NEPs have been particularly effective in engaging local groups and strong science input in their restoration efforts. The Nature Conservancy supports reauthorization of the National Estuary Program. Learn More


Press Releases

$500,000 Awarded to Establish Gulf Restoration Conservation Corps

New Orleans, Louisiana
August 27, 2015

This public and private partnership will support The Nature Conservancy and The Corps Network project, creating dozens of restoration jobs along the Gulf Coast. Learn More


RESTORE Council Releases Priority List of Gulf Restoration Projects for Funding

New Orleans, Louisiana
August 13, 2015

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration (RESTORE) Council released its Funded Priorities List (FPL) today, outlining the restoration projects the Council intends to prioritize for funding following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Learn More


New Poll: Two-Thirds of Gulf Coast Voters Want RESTORE to Fund Habitat Restoration

Orlando, Florida
July 21, 2015

A new poll completed by the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and The Nature Conservancy shows that Gulf Coast voters remain very concerned about the impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and overwhelmingly support using the fines resulting from the oil spill on Gulf restoration and conservation projects. Learn More


The Nature Conservancy in the Gulf of Mexico Statement on BP Settlement

Mobile, Alabama
July 2, 2015

Bob Bendick, Director, The Nature Conservancy's Gulf of Mexico program, shares insights into today's announcement of BP settlement. Learn More


Statement on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Settlement by Mark R. Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy

Arlington, Virginia
July 2, 2015

Mark R. Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, releases statement on the BP settlement. Learn More


Restoration Spending on Right Course 5 Years after Oil Spill

Mobile, Alabama
April 22, 2015

New report identifies Gulf restoration priorities receiving, and still awaiting, funding. Learn More


Restoration Groups Call on President Obama to Make Leadership on Gulf Restoration a Priority Issue

Washington, D.C.
April 17, 2015

Five years after the start of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, nation’s largest environmental groups ask the President to accelerate restoration. Learn More


National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Announces More than $100 million for Gulf Coast Restoration Projects

Arlington, Virginia
November 15, 2013

The Nature Conservancy Applauds NFWF for Funding Projects that Promote Restoration and Resiliency in the Gulf Learn More


Gulf Council Releases Plan for Rebuilding Gulf Environment, Revitalizing Communities

Arlington, Virginia
August 22, 2013

The Nature Conservancy Supports Council’s Work in Setting Forth a Framework for Restoration; Urges Adoption of Final Plan  Learn More


Businesses with Combined Annual Revenues of $20 billion Send Letters to Gulf State Governors in Support of Restoration

February 22, 2013

Many different groups are coming together in support of the strong connections between environmental restoration and economic renewal.  Learn More


Gulf Restoration Groups Praise Historic Settlement for Oil Spill

Washington, D.C.
January 03, 2013

Transocean penalties a step forward for unprecedented restoration efforts Learn More


New Opportunities for a 'Restoration Economy' on the Coast

Thibodaux, Louisiana
July 19, 2012

Connecting the dots to put local people to work on new projects in the Gulf Coast: between businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, and workers. Learn More


Nature Conservancy Applauds the Gulf Task Force’s Comprehensive Strategy for the Restoration of the Gulf

Houston, Texas
December 05, 2011

Part of the state and federal commitment includes an ambitious NRCS Gulf of Mexico Initiative Learn More


Congress Should Heed Oil Spill Commission Recommendation to Use Fines for Gulf Restoration

Washington, D.C.
January 11, 2011

Eight non-profit groups today called on Congress to heed a key recommendation in the final report from the bipartisan National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. Learn More


Latest News

Use Our Environmental Bonanza Wisely

Miami Herald
July 29, 2015

BP SPILL: Workers cleaned up a beach near Panama City after the 2010 oil spill. Florida has now received nearly $3.25 billion as its share of the multi-state settlement with BP. Learn More


Use BP Oil Spill Fine Money for Restoration, Voters Say

NOLA Media Group
July 20, 2015

An overwhelming majority of voters in coastal communities in Louisiana and other Gulf states continue to see the BP oil spill as a major problem and want oil spill fine money spent on restoration of natural resources, according to a nonpartisan poll released Thursday (July 16) by The Nature Conservancy and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. Learn More


Poll Shows Gulf Coast Voters Want BP Settlement Money Spent on the Environment, More So Among GOP Voters than Democrats

Alabama Media Group
July 16, 2015

A new poll shows that an increasing majority of Gulf Coast voters support using the government's $18.7 billion settlement with BP on coastal restoration and conservation projects, and that more Republican voters than Democrats prioritize the spending on restoration over infrastructure. Learn More


BP settlement: States to accept $18.7 billion in damages

MSNBC.com
July 2, 2015

The Gulf states of Alabama, Louisiana, Florida and Mississippi settled "in principle" with BP, agreeing to accept $18.7 billion in damages for Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Learn More


5 Years Later: Understanding the Impact

Fox 8 New Orleans
April 20, 2015


Dr. Christine Shepard Interviewed on "Good Day Tulsa"

KTUL ABC Tulsa
April 20, 2015


Texas spends Gulf oil spill cash on conservation

AP
April 10, 2012


Protecting Gulf of Mexico crucial for our future

San Antonio Express News
February 29, 2012


Coastal Restoration: A Smart Investment

Huffington Post Green
February 22, 2012


Restoring the Gulf: Difficult and Expensive

Houston Chronicle
December 13, 2011


Gunter Guy's Millions: Spending $100 million no easy task for conservation commissioner

Mobile Press-Register
al.com
July 18, 2011


Alabama and Oyster Restoration: A Photographer's View

The Blind Monkey
May 03, 2011


You Break It, You Fix It

Houston Chronicle
April 17, 2011


And the Winner Is...

Treehugger
April 06, 2011


Jimbo Meador talks marshes

Alabama Press-Register
November 21, 2010


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Gulf of Mexico Program

(617) 785-7047
ablejwas@tnc.org


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