Conservation & Restoration

Conservation & Restoration The Gulf of Mexico is a productive and relatively healthy marine ecosystem, but it is showing signs of use and abuse. Human activity and natural processes such as erosion, subsidence and sea level rise continually threaten the Gulf of Mexico’s coastal habitats.

Throughout the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico Foundation (GMF) is recognized as a leader in effective habitat restoration, bringing together funding sources and project leaders in the field.

GMF’s conservation and restoration programs fund on-the-ground restoration, streamline resource management practices, support habitat protection and provide local and regional resources.

Kayak Winner Announced

As a promotion for our new Membership Program, we conducted a drawing for a free kayak and presented it to the lucky winner, Ray Allen of Corpus Christi, Texas, on January 30. Allen works as Director of the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program and will use the kayak for his program’s field research.

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Featured Conservation Project

The West Galveston Bay Regional Sediment Management Project has recently been developed by the Habitat Conservation & Restoration Team, which is coordinated by the Gulf of Mexico Foundation. The location, amount, movement and nature of sediment in an estuary is important to understand when planning and conducting restoration activities. As a result of this project, a regional sediment management plan is nearing completion and will serve as an important resource.

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Where We Work

The Gulf of Mexico Foundation actively participates in conservation and restoration projects throughout the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Learn where we are supporting a project near you.

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