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Science & Spanish Club
The Gulf of Mexico Foundation's Science &
Spanish Club Network received a scholarship of $900 from the
Texas Marine Advisory Service to cover expenses for 18 club
members to participate in a field trip aboard a 57-foot teaching
vessel on Feb 20 in Matagorda Bay. The trip was part of Texas A&M
University's Floating Classroom Program.
Gulf of Mexico Community-Based Restoration Program
» Current Projects
Projects selected for 2004; eight in progress
In 2004, eight
new Community-based Habitat Restoration projects are being funded,
receiving a total of $325,000. The grant project is a joint effort
of the Foundation,
NOAA and the EPA's Gulf of Mexico Program.
In 2003, projects included removing invasive species from a nature
trail in Alabama, repairing prop damage in seagrass beds in Florida,
growing oysters to help restore historic oyster beds in Mississippi,
and planting black mangroves in Texas.
» Completed Projects
All 2003 restoration projects complete
Two Community-based Habitat Restoration projects in Louisiana and
one in Texas have been successfully completed in 2004. Volunteers and staff
transplanted marsh plants at Armand Bayou near Texas, stabilized
dunes at Breton Island off the Louisiana coast and developed a way
for Gulf Sturgeon to travel up the Pearl River northeast of New
» New NOAA funding
successful years of administering the Gulf of Mexico
Community-based Restoration Program (CRP), the Gulf of Mexico Foundation has been awarded another three-year contract from the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin-istration. During the coming
years, the grant will fund a total of more than $1 million of new
habitat restoration in the five Gulf
states. Since 2001,
the CRP grant has restored hundreds of acres of wetlands, maritime forest, bayou,
and riparian areas.
» One Gulf – One Community
and staff participation, the Gulf of Mexico Foundation has joined a
new campaign that aims to raise awareness about and promote conservation of the Gulf of Mexico. Entitled, "One Gulf –
One Community," the project was spearheaded by the
Gulf of Mexico Program, an office of the US
Environmental Protection Agency. The campaign is focusing its
» Coastal Wine Tour
Both the Foundation and Southern
Breeze Magazine believe that the
quality of the natural environment equates to quality of life. With that in mind, Southern Breeze
Magazine has decided to donate profits from its Coastal Wine tour to the Gulf of Mexico Foundation
and its efforts to preserve our coasts. Working together, we can ensure the continued beauty of our coastal region.
2004 Wine Tour Dates
April 16-18·Ocean Springs, Ms
May 21-23·Orange Beach, Al
Oct 1-3·Mandeville, La
Oct 22-24·Rosemary Beach, Fl
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