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Gulf Guardian Awards 2009
GMF programs receive two first place awards in 2009

GMF programs honored by Gulf Guardian Awards
 
Click on images above to view GMF's Gulf Guardian Award programs

October 2009 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf of Mexico Program (GMP) announced recipients for its 2009 Gulf Guardian Awards. The Gulf of Mexico Foundation (GMF) hosted the reception for the 2009 Gulf Guardian Awards ceremony held in Biloxi, Mississippi, on October 29.

Two Gulf of Mexico Foundation programs received first place awards in two categories. In the Business category, ConocoPhillips and the GMF won for their Marine Workshops for Educators. In the Bi-National category, the GMF's Science & Spanish Club Network & Colegio Juvenal Rendon from Tamaulipas, Mexico, were awarded first place.

The GMP partnership developed the Gulf Guardian Awards as a way to Gulf Guardian Awardsrecognize and honor the businesses, community groups, individuals, and agencies that are taking positive steps to keep the Gulf healthy, beautiful and productive. The Gulf Guardian Award exemplifies what the Gulf of Mexico Program is all about; innovative solutions that come about when we pool resources and look for creative ways to positively impact our quality of life and economic well being. Many companies, organizations, and individuals in the Gulf States are "Gulf Guardians." The GMP partnership believes they should be awarded for their stewardship of this national resource from which we all derive so much benefit. 

The first Gulf Guardian Award winners were recognized in 2000. Every year since, a first, second and third place award are given in seven categories: Business, Civic/Non-Profit Organization, Partnerships, Youth/Education, Individual, Government and Bi-National. All 21 winners in seven different categories receive an impressive marble and glass memento, press coverage on their project and recognition by their peers. All winners receive a professional video about their project and/or effort that is presented on the evening of the Gulf Guardian Awards ceremony.

For more information, visit the Gulf of Mexico Program online.


CSA donates $5,000 annually to GMF
Company evaluates environmental activities

October 2009 - The GMF is pleased to welcome Continental Shelf Associates International Continental Shelf Associates(CSA) to its family of partners as a Gulf Protector. CSA is a multi-disciplinary consulting company that serves the ocean industry. Headquartered in Stuart, Florida, CSA supports coastal and ocean industries in science-based project permitting, environmental assessments and studies, and coastal restoration and mitigation. Founded in 1970, CSA integrates science and technology to evaluate environmental activities throughout the world. With its generous donation of $5,000, CSA is helping to further the GMF's mission of sustainable, healthy and productive marine environments and economies.


Walmart donates $1,000 to GMF's Science & Spanish Club Network
Funding to go towards Redfish Bay education efforts

WalmartApril 2009 - Walmart in Aransas Pass, Texas, made a $1,000 Community Grants contribution in April to the Gulf of Mexico Foundation’s Science & Spanish Club Network (SSCN) for their Redfish Bay public education and outreach efforts. Science & Spanish Clubs in Ingleside, Sinton, Aransas Pass and Corpus Christi are involved in numerous activities around Redfish Bay, a critical habitat and State Scientific Study area with its vast sea grass pastures. The GMF greatly appreciate Aransas Pass Walmart’s contribution in support of this effort.


ConocoPhillips to sponsor GMF's
summer teacher workshops

Teachers to learn about coral reef and coastal habitats

ConocoPhillipsMarch 18, 2021 - The Gulf of Mexico Foundation has received a generous donation of $40,000 from ConocoPhillips to sponsor the Down Under Out Yonder (DUOY) teacher’s coral reef ecology workshop and also the GMF's new Intracoastal Waterway Wetlands Cruise (IWWC), a coastal habitats ecology workshop for teachers.

ConocoPhillips is a multi-year sponsor of the DUOY program which is now in its 14th year. Overwhelming applicant response from the first IWWC foretells a great new future opportunity for teachers to learn more about waterways in the Gulf of Mexico region. The GMF appreciates the support that ConocoPhillips provides to education and outreach.


Gulf of Mexico Alliance asks for input
Participants asked to review document, take online survey

March 5, 2021 - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) has been operating on a three-year plan, which will be complete in March 2009. A draft Governors’ Action Plan II to cover the next five years is now available for public comment. In an innovative way to manage the Gulf of Mexico's natural resources, GOMA is asking participants to first review the PDF document, then complete the online questionnaire, which contains eight questions and should take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete. Both PDF and online survey are listed below.
  READ PDF: HIGHLIGHTS OF GOMA ACTION PLAN II
  TAKE ONLINE SURVEY: GULF OF MEXICO ALLIANCE WEBSITE
GOMA is a governor-initiated partnership among the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Its goal is to significantly increase regional collaboration to enhance the ecological and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico.

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GMF CONTRIBUTORS

CEO COUNCIL

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

BP America

ConocoPhillips

Devon Energy

Leon Loeb, Landlord Resources

Marathon Oil

Oceaneering International

Rowan Companies, Inc.

Shell Oil

Transocean Inc.

GULF PROTECTORS
Continental Shelf Associates
ExxonMobil
FMC Technologies
Marti Powers, BP
Trull Foundation

GULF ADVOCATES
Marcus Allen
AmerCable
Coastal America Fnd
Quenton Dokken
Colie Donaldson
Rick Fowler, Dominion
Paul Kelly
LCRA
Port of Corpus Christi
Pt Isabel Economic Dev
3M Corporation
Mary Yturria

GULF ALLIES
Carneiro, Chumney
Gary Ellis
Harte Research Institute
Richard Fowler
Valero
Walmart

GULF ASSOCIATES
Joseph Dial

GOVERNMENT
FGBNMS
NOAA Restoration Cntr
Texas GLO CIAP
Gulf of Mexico Program

NON-PROFIT
Newfield Foundation
Disney WCF

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