Casey, a GRN intern, was already home in New Jersey for Thanksgiving on the Save Our Cypress Day of Action. We missed her at the New Orleans event that she had done so much to help organize, but she managed to make a splash in New Jersey. Ew, cypress mulch. After lamenting the presence of cypress mulch all the way up in Northern New Jersey, Casey and her friends pretended to do some shopping. When they arrived at the counter with bags of cypress mulch, they began asking the clerk some uncomfortable questions about the sustainability of cypress mulch.Is this mulch sustainable? When she couldn’t answer, Casey got on the phone with the manager to let him know that cypress mulch is destroying the Gulf Coast. She actually convinced him to come talk to her in person about it, and she was able to hand off the letter explaining our position and have a educational conversation with him. By that time the photographer had been asked to stop taking pictures, but not before they’d gotten some good ones. Talking with the manager. Dan Favre is the Campaign Organizer for the Gulf Restoration Network.