Partnership Update

November 17, 2011

Land Trust Successes Reported in USA Today

Land trusts have protected more than 10 million acres since 2005. Read more.

New Member

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 croe@lta.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.

Quick Stats:

  • 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
    • Education
    • Management/Maintenance
    • Protection
    • Restoration

Submit additional projects or download the form and submit it via mail.

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 jweaver@lta.org 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.

Contact

Julia Weaver
Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation
Ocean Springs, MS
228-219-2279
jweaver@lta.org

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High Country Conservancy Completes 97-acre Oliver Hill Project

High Country Conservancy Completes 97-acre Oliver Hill Project

NC - Oliver Hill, located atop a prominent knoll in the Matney Community, features more than 97 acres of woodlands, grasslands, wildlife habitat, scenic views and a tributary to Craborchard Creek.

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