Who We Are, What We Do

WHO WE ARE

Recognized leader in environmental restoration and education in the Gulf of Mexico.

WE ARE DEDICATED TO:

sustainable co-existence between economic development and environmental conservation
collaborative partnerships among all users of the Gulf of Mexico
implementing restoration projects and educational programs with measurable results
advocating sound science-based policies and practices
serving as a trusted resource for information concerning the Gulf of Mexico

WHAT WE DO

Habitat Restoration
79 community-based projects since 2001
50,000+ hands-on volunteer hours
$3 million invested + $5.5 million leveraged
15,000 acres improved

Education
400 students + annually/ 537,034 students reached
35 faculty sponsors and partners
20 Economy, Ecology & Culture Clubs
345 educators that have participated in GMF education cruises
8,752 continuing educations credits earned by teachers
$625,000 total investment in teacher training
23 Down Under Out Yonder coral reef teacher expeditions
4 Intracoastal Waterway Wetlands teacher expeditions
Master Teacher Program

Partnering
Government – Federal, State, local
Industry – oil and gas, agriculture, fisheries, tourism, ports
NGOs – The Nature Conservancy, Ocean Conservancy, America’s Wetlands

WHERE WE ARE GOING

Gulf Restoration & Education Center
23,000 square foot facility in Galveston, TX
$3.2 million of $7.1 million raised for construction

Expansion of Restoration and Education Programs
Community-based habitat restoration
Coastal Rangers
Teacher training

RECOGNITION/AWARDS

Department of Commerce “2012 Energy and Environmental
Stewardship Award”
Coastal America Partnership Award 2012
Offshore Technology Conference “Distinguished Achievement Award 2011”
Gulf Guardian Partnership Award 2007
Texas Environmental Excellence Award 2007
National Marine Fisheries Service “Coastal Habitat Conservation Award” 2006