Partnership Update

December 1, 2011

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 in order to secure future funding. Please forward ideas and contact information regarding individual, corporate or government donors to Chuck Roe at 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.

Apalachee Land Conservancy Correction

The ALC protects land and water resources in Franklin, Leon and Taylor counties along the Florida panhandle.

Gulf of Mexico Alliance Announces February Meeting

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Gulf of Mexico Alliance meeting in Biloxi, MS. The meeting will be held February 13 – 16, 2012.  GOMA participation provides opportunities for land trusts to strengthen relationships with federal and state officials and to participate in efforts to improve water quality, habitat conservation, and coastal community resilience. Learn more.

Entergy Corporation Proposal Deadline February 1, 2012

New Orleans-based Entergy Corporation recently awarded grants totaling $1.25 million to more than sixty-five nonprofits. The grants include several in support of environmental organizations, including a $100,000 award to the Barataria Terrebonne Estuary Foundation to help stem coastal land loss by restoring small isolated bay islands and the natural resources and wildlife that rely on them. Through the grant, the organization hopes to double the habitat area for nesting great egret, reddish egret, roseate spoonbill, and other birds. Organizations in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas are eligible to apply.

Gulf Future Coalition Urges Transparency in Early Restoration Funding

The Gulf Future Coalition released Sunshine on the Gulf:  The Case for Transparency in Restoration Project Selection , a report that outlines the need for more public participation in restoration decision-making. The Gulf Future Coalition argues that the public has been largely excluded from discussions of how to spend the $1 billion dollars BP provided as a pre-payment towards their responsibilities under the Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA). The only formal public comment is currently scheduled for the very end of the process, once government and BP have negotiated which projects should be presented. Learn more.


Julia Weaver
Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation
Ocean Springs, MS

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