Come out and bid for a healthy Gulf

As we breathe a cautious sigh of relief with a cap in place on the well, work continues to address the impacts of the oil that is still spreading across the Gulf of Mexico. This work will be needed for years to come, and you can help by supporting the work of Gulf Restoration Network (GRN). Get involved in GRN’s efforts to protect and restore the Gulf of Mexico by attending events, bidding in our current online auction, and making donations.Here’s some ways to get active this week:This visit the Design Within Reach New Orleans Studio to learn more about the impacts of the oil on the coast. Aaron Viles, Campaign Director, will give a short presentation at 7 p.m. about GRN’s work to respond to BP’s oil drilling disaster. The event will also include hors d’oeurves by Susan Spicer of Bayona and Christian Olsen of Sun Ray Grill Warehouse District, and desserts by Britten Knickerbocker of St. John’s Coffeehouse. Music will be provided by Mark Weliky and Sasha Masakowski. July 22, 6 to 9 p.m.Reception & PresentationDesign Within Reach New Orleans Studio3138 Magazine Street, NOLAFree admission, open to the publicGulf Restoration Network, in partnership with Design Within Reach New Orleans Studio, has launched an online auction to benefit GRN; check it out and bid on fabulous items. The auction continues through next week.Auction Items Design Within Reach’s David Trubridge pendants Kina and Koura (see image below), made of Australian sustainable-plantation-grown hoop pineFour VIP tickets to the 12th annual Voodoo Experience October 29, 30, and 31, 2010. The LOA Lounge VIP Experience will grant you three days of exclusive access to VoodooBeeman, limited edition giclée print by New Orleans artist Lionel MiltonPamet River Suite (1) by painter John EvansDown, Down, Down donated by the artist Jen Corace and Tiny ShowcaseOops by New Orleans artist Cynthia Scott For more than fifteen years, GRN has worked on issues to protect and restore the Gulf region and we’ll keep fighting for as long as it takes to to overcome this unprecedented disaster. We know these issues can take years to address and even after a victory is achieved, we will remain vigilant. Your support allows us to continue this critical work.Unite with us to protect the Gulf of Mexico. Pamet River Suite (1) by John Evans Koura Pendant by Design Within Reach’s David Trubridge Oops by Cynthia Scott

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