In the past year, we’ve created the Gulf Future Action Plan, formalized our coalition and continued our work together through weekly workgroup calls and coordinated events, sign-on letters and public testimony. Join us for the Gulf Gathering 2012 to plan out our next steps for 2012 and the 2 year memorial of the BP disaster. The Gulf Gathering would benefit greatly from your expertise and experience to make the most of this conference.
This is an invitation-only event. If you would like to extend your invitation to someone else, please contact Briana Kerstein at
Click here to download the draft agenda for more details.
The Gulf Gathering 2012 will be a chance to get an update on our work and meet in smaller groups to make clear plans for our next steps along five main issues:
Legislative Efforts to Secure Funding for Comprehensive Restoration
Restoration Implementation – through the NRDA process and beyond
Making a Regional Citizen Advisory Council a Reality
Dealing with the Public Health Crisis Created by the Disaster
Getting the Jobs Right – Bringing Restoration Jobs to our Local Communities
Gulf Gathering 2012 will start at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 27 and end at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. There are rooms available starting on Sunday 2/26 until Wednesday 2/29 if you need additional nights due to travel. Space may be available for partner organizations who would like to schedule small group meetings on Sunday, contact
Registration fees: $75 per person includes meals, conference materials and entertainment. Scholarships available, contact
to request assistance BEFORE registering.
Take advantage of the beauty and fresh air along Weeks Bay and two nights to recharge over local microbrews with your hard-working colleagues. See below for full details.
Photos from the 2011 Gulf Gathering
Registration fees: $75 per person includes meals, conference materials and entertainment.
Scholarships: Scholarships are available for registration fee, lodging and travel! Contact
to request assistance BEFORE YOU REGISTER.
Lodging on-site: Shared rooms $58 per person per night or $30.50 dorm beds per person per night.
Lodging off-site: We have a group rate of $89 per night at the Fairhope Hampton Inn. To reserve your room off-site contact them directly at 251-928-0956 and ask for the Gulf Gathering 2012 rate or online at www.fairhope.hamptoninn.com and utilize the group code GUG.
Travel information:Camp Beckwith is located an hour from Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL. Car pools will be available from New Orleans, LA. Camp Beckwith is located at 10400 Beckwith Lane, Fairhope, AL 36532