Gulf Restoration Network

United for a Healthy Gulf

Sarah Holtz
Benefit a Success at Mondo
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Wednesday, 12 October 2011 09:50
susan_cyn_and_josePhoto by Anthony SchoeneckerOn Sunday, October 9, GRN supporters came out to Mondo in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans to attend the fifth annual fundraiser, Defend Our Coast, Defend Our Culture.  Funds raised from the event support GRN's ongoing fight for healthy waters, sustainable coastal areas, and vibrant offshore ecosystems that are essential to resilient communities and healthy wildlife.

Attendees enjoyed delectable hors d'oeuvres by Chef Susan Spicer and Sous Chef Nancy Berg and bluegrass music by the Tangler Trio while bidding on artwork and unique offerings celebrating the the culture of the Gulf Coast. 

Oliver Houck of the Tulane Law School captivated the audience and brought levity to the challenges of fighting for a healthy environment with humorous stories of his experiences addressing environmental issues when he first arrived in Louisiana in the early 1970s. GRN's work in the Gulf today builds upon decades of effort, loss, and victories for the environmental movement.  Houck is the author the recent Photo by Anthony SchoeneckerPhoto by Anthony Schoeneckerbook Down on the Batture which chronicles observations from his long walks between the levee and the Mississippi River around New Orleans.

Many thanks to all our supporters who attended and contributed. Special thanks to Oliver Houck, Susan Spicer, Jenni Lynch, Nancy Berg, and the wonderful staff of Mondo.

And a big round of applause to our event host committee and many supporters:

Event Host Committee
Nancy and Don Adams
Denise Berthiaume, LeMieux Galleries
Jo Billups
Sig Greenebaum, Rehage Entertainment
Karen Harvill Nancy_Adams_Kathryn_Anderson_Ray__Bev_Nichols
Caroline Helwick and Jose Miranda
Beverly and Ray Nichols
Susan Norris-Davis and Mark Davis
Susan Spicer, Bayona and Mondo
Tippy Tippens, BirdProject

Event Supporters
Emery Clark
Spike Lee
Prytania Theater
Sig Greenebaum, Stephen Rehage, and Rehage Entertainment
St. James Cheese Company
New Orleans Saints
Steve Shepard
The Tanglers Trio: Ian Cunningham, Graham Robinson, and Matt Rota
Joe Tomasovsky
The Wine Seller

Eir Danielson is GRN's Development Director

folks_laughingPhoto by Anthony Schoenecker    Auction_winners     Tanglers_Trio

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