Land Trust Successes Reported in USA Today
Land trusts have protected more than 10 million acres since 2005. Read more.
The Partnership welcomes newest member: Apalachee Land Conservancy (ALC). The ALC protects land and water resources in Bristol, Tallahassee and Perry counties along the Florida panhandle.
Partnership Funding Request
The Partnership is currently funded by a seed grant from the Mott Foundation. This grant will be exhausted early in 2012. We need your help to secure future funding. Please forward ideas and contact information regarding individual, corporate or government donors to Chuck Roe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-515-0760. We want the Partnership to be your voice in the Gulf Restoration process, so please help us build a sustainable organization.
Call to Action on the RESTORE Act
If passed, SB 1400 will direct 80% of the Clean Water Act fines from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill to the Gulf of Mexico region for restoration activities. It is vital that we contact our Senators and encourage their continued support of SB 1400. A sample letter is attached to this email.
Partnership Members Submit Projects for the Natural Resources
Damages Assessment Process. Special thanks to Meg Goecker from NOAA for helping to gather this information. View this spreadsheet for more information.
- 628 projects from all sources have been submitted through October 31, 2011
- Partners are involved as LEADS on 74 projects
- There are 113 projects that involve LAND ACQUISITION, of those, PGCLC Partners are the LEAD on 31. However, Partners are also listed as supporters on several others.
- Partners (Audubon, DU, TCF, TNC, Al Forest Resources Center, Galveston Bay Foundation, MS Land Trust, and Weeks Bay Foundation) are also involved as leads or supporters on other categories such as:
- Debris Removal
Americorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Invites Proposals
NCCC teams can complete service projects for your organization. Do you need to remove invasive species and plant natives? Build trails and outdoor pavilions? Concept forms for May – June projects are due by January 16, 2012. Contact Julia Weaver at email@example.com or 228-219-2279 for more information.
NOAA Announces Launch of Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas
The new Gulf of Mexico Data Altas provides on-line answers to questions related to the physical environment, marine resources, and economic activity in the Gulf of Mexico. View the atlas.
Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation
Ocean Springs, MS