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Kyle Wilkinson, 8, and Savannah Wilkinson, 10, from Houston learn about the Gulf of Mexico from GMF's Richard Gonzales, right, and Kendal Keyes who were at the GMF booth for World Oceans Day at TSA on June 8.
 
News
GMF joins World Oceans Day activities at aquarium
June 8, 2021 - Gulf of Mexico Foundation staff members and volunteers from the GMF's Science and Spanish Club participated in World Oceans Day at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi. Handing out printed materials at the GMF display booth, GMF staff greeted hundreds of aquarium visitors, educating them both about the Gulf of Mexico and the Foundation's mission.  Read on.

 

Multicultural Education
GMF Science & Spanish Clubs active this spring
May 12, 2021 - More than 100 students from the GMF's Science & Spanish Clubs met with coastal county commissioners and others today during the Gulf of Mexico Community-based Youth Leadership in Stewardship Conference today. Held in Rockport, Texas, the event created a platform for community-based coastal conservation empowerment strategies. Organized by the GMF's project leader Richard Gonzales, the event was sponsored by Coastal Bend Bays Foundation, and Cheniere and Valero corporations.

 
May 21, 2021 - The first-ever Bahia Grande Beach Cleanup was held today with members of the GMF's Science & Spanish Clubs from Dr. Juliette Garcia Middle School in Brownsville and Port Isabel Junior High School leading other volunteers in picking up and recording the types of trash at San Martin Lake and along the shoreline of the Port Isabel school grounds. The participating schools are a part of the Bahia Grande ecosystem, as their school districts border the sensitive water body. Several new schools have joined the education network making a total of 10 schools throughout south and central Texas and northern Mexico. Read on.

  Staff
Coast Guard recognizes Bobbi Reed
April 19, 2021 - The GMF's federal contracts specialist Bobbi Reed was awarded the U.S. Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service award by Captain Lincoln Stroh for her 10 years of dedication to the South Texas Coastal Zone Area Committee. Over the course of her involvement, the Area Committee has designed and published detail action guidelines for responding to hazardous materials in the marine environment.
 
GMF staff members conduct site visits, attend events
After attending a NOAA grants training workshop in Seattle this winter, GMF's project coordinator Kendal Keyes joined project leader Richard Gonzalez on a visit to the Bahia Grande restoration site in south Texas this spring. In December 2004, GMF's webmaster Carrie Robertson traveled to Brownsville to photograph a ceremony dedicating the restored greenhouse where plants for the Bahia Grande restoration are being grown. Read on.

 

Restoration
New round of CRP restoration funding available
In partnership with NOAA and the EPA's GEMS program, the GMF sent out requests for pre-proposals this spring to prospective applicants for the Gulf of Mexico Community-based Restoration Program (CRP) which funds citizen-driven habitat restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico region. Deadline for pre-proposal submission has been extended to Aug 15.. Read on.

 
 

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