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General Purposes

Gulf Restoration Network

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2003–May 31, 2005
  • Location New Orleans, LA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Louisiana, Mississippi

About this grant

Since 2000, the Gulf Restoration Network has worked to protect the Gulf of Mexico’s aquatic resources by providing technical assistance to local environmental organizations; assisting member groups to address local issues; connecting members to national and regional efforts; and facilitating communication between member organizations.Multiyear funding will support activities that include building the capacity of local environmental groups, particularly in Louisiana and Mississippi, to address water quality issues; strengthening organizations to address wetlands protection at the local and regional levels; working to improve the Gulf’s fisheries; and building the network’s own organizational capacity.Recent accomplishments included improving internal capacity; hiring a director of wetlands and water quality; building the capacity of local organizations to promote wetland protection; and working to ensure that the economic viability of the Gulf region is maintained by promoting efforts to protect the region’s fisheries.