What if I told you that you could help GRN protect and restore the naturalresources of the Gulf region for less than a cup of coffee a day?! Making a monthly gift to the Gulf Restoration Network is the easiest way to have a large and lasting impact on our organization and not on your finances.And now, thanks to our friends at the Voodoo Experience, we will be drawing from our universe of sustaining members for two FREE passes to the music festival on August 31st, and September 30th. We will also award the grand prize of 2 LOA VIP 3 Day passes to the sustaining member who gives largest monthly donation between now and September 30th. This year’s headliners are R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails, Stone Temple Pilots, and Erykah Badu. You have the opportunity to hear some of your favorite bands and help save the Gulf coast at the same time! Only GRN could offer a deal like that!Last year, we had a fantastic time at Voodoo, setting up a great tent, educating Voodoo goers about the coast, and getting rock stars and radio djs to help us pitch our coastal text messaging campaign. This year will be even better, with a “NO COAST, NO MUSIC” promotional CD in the works that will feature Voodoo artists and some great ideas about other ways to educate fans about the coast. You’re going to want to see what we come up with. Now, we pride ourselves on having some pretty savvy supporters and we understand that your decision will not be taken lightly. I just wanted answer a few more questions that you might have, so you can make an informed decision. Donations are entered into a secure online account and once entered only the last four digits of the account are visible. Charges will appear as the company that processes the transactions for us, Democracy in Action. For just $1 a day or $30 a month you can provide a sustaining stream of funding for GRN to accomplish its goals. Become a sustaining member today!United for a Healthy Gulf,Cynthia SarthouExecutive Director P.S. On this third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Gustav looming in the Gulf is a poignant reminder of the importance of our coastal lines of defense, our wetlands. Louisiana continues to lose a football field’s worth of coastal wetlands every forty-five minutes. This loss threatens our nation’s energy resources, fishing, and most importantly is leaving New Orleans and other coastal communities more vulnerable to future storms like Katrina. We have a long road ahead of us to ensure the protection and restoration of the Gulf’s natural resources. Please consider a sustaining membership for the health of the Gulf coast, our home.