2012 Southeast Regional Land Conservation Conference: Registration Open
The conference will be held at the Sea Palms Resort on St. Simon’s Island on the Georgia coast. Seminars will be offered on topics such as how to strengthen land and forest conservation programs, managing and defending conservation easements in the future, partnering with the Department of Defense on military buffer zones, and expanding land trust community outreach and support.
Partnership Funders and Supporters
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the following organizations and individuals for their financial and in-kind support:
- C.S. Mott Foundation
- Gulf of Mexico Foundation
- Albert Joerger
- Galveston Bay Foundation
- Trust for Public Land
- The Conservation Fund
- Ducks Unlimited
Partners Encouraged to Attend Public Meetings Regarding NRDA Early Restoration Projects. Public meetings have already been held in Florida and parts of Mississippi. Upcoming meetings include:
Thursday, January 19, 2012, 6:00pm
Bay St. Louis Community Hall
Bay St. Louis, MS
Monday, January 23, 2012, 6:00pm
Battle House Marriott Hotel
Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 6:00pm
Kaiser Realty Meeting Facility
Gulf Shores, AL
Thursday, January 26, 2012, 6:00pm
Texas A & M University, Coastal Studies Building
Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 5:30pm
Terrebonne Parish Council Chambers
Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 5:30pm
St. Bernard Parish Council Chambers
Thursday, February 2, 2012, 5:30pm
Belle Chasse Auditorium
Belle Chasse, LA
Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 6:00pm
U.S. Department of Commerce
Herbert Hoover Building
The Natural Resources Damages Assessment (NRDA) Trustees announced the first round of restoration projects on December 14, 2011. Review the projects.
Public comments are encouraged until February 14, 2012. Make a comment.
Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) Announces All Hands Meeting
The All Hands Meeting will be held June 18 – 21, 2012 at the Omni Bayfront and Marina Hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas. The agenda and registration details will follow. View more information about GOMA.
Watch this space for updates and news from Partner organizations. Send us your press releases and newsletters so that we can provide a forum for networking and information-sharing across the region. This issue highlights the work of Wildlands Conservation, Inc.
Wildlands Conservation, Inc. protects land and water resources in central and southern Florida. Wildlands currently holds easements on over 500 acres in the region. With funding from the Florida Communities Trust Program, Wildlands is working with Desoto County to acquire 270 acres along the Peace River and one of its tributaries, Joshua Creek. According to Julie Morris, President of Wildlands, ‘This acquisition is an important part of a larger initiative to protect the Peace River. The Peace is the principal freshwater source for Charlotte Harbor, Florida’s second largest estuary.’
Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation
Ocean Springs, MS