Our Work

Through these and other means, GRN is working to ensure that the Gulf of Mexico continues to be a natural, economic and recreational treasure that is central to the livelihoods, cultures and heritages of the five Gulf states and several nations.

Read more about our priority issues and campaigns below. 

Restoring Louisiana's Coast Louisiana contains the largest river delta in the country, but also the most imperiled and abused. While the state has developed a Coastal Master Plan, other wetland-destroying interests threaten to disrupt this plan. GRN monitors large restoration projects and works to prevent industrial damage to them, to ensure their maximum success in this time of crisis. Stopping Wetland Destruction Over half of the nation’s wetlands are found in the Gulf. GRN monitors industry destruction of the wetlands to ensure that the public is aware of, and can act on, irresponsible wetland destruction or development.
The wonders and challenges of the Gulf’s coast are as complex as the intricate ways the land meets the sea. Gulf Restoration Network’s work spans issues ranging from holding BP accountable for the its drilling disaster to helping restore the coastal lines of defense the help protect our communities from storm surge and sea level rise...
U.S. dependence on the dirty fossil fuels of the past has had significant consequences for the Gulf region. “Business as usual” placed fossil fuel extraction, production and transportation first - ahead of the health and safety of our communities, and at the expense of our natural resources which are the backbone of our economy and quality of life...
Gulf Fish Forever The Gulf of Mexico fisheries are some of the most productive in the world. However, overfishing, bycatch and habitat destruction have led to a rapid decline in the health of many Gulf fish populations. Sustainable management of our fisheries under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act have led to rebounds in fish populations, but the Magnuson-Stevens Act is under attack. GRN works with fishers, chefs and others to support management that will ensure a positive future for our Gulf fisheries. Protecting Marine Wildlife The Gulf of Mexico is home to 15,000 different types of sea birds,...
Gulf Restoration Network works to protect and restore waters and wetlands throughout the Gulf of Mexico region that are critical to recreation, fisheries, wildlife habitat and drinking water. Despite much progress made under the Clean Water Act, many Gulf waters and wetlands are being filled for development and polluted with fertilizers, pesticides, sewage and other contaminants. The impacts of this destruction can take various forms...

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