Please join us for Gulf Gathering May 8-9, 2009: A Gulf-wide conference for coastal advocates and organizers concerned about the Gulf of Mexico.If you’re interested in wetlands and cypress swamp conservation, healthy waters, sustainable fisheries and climate change or would like to meet other folks from across the five Gulf states who want to protect the Gulf – this is the environmental conference for you. You will also get the chance to sharpen your skills and become a better activist for the Gulf.We will focus on the health of the Gulf and what you can do to protect it! This conference seeks to be the most comprehensive gathering of environmental leaders in the Gulf. We hope you will join us to share your knowledge and commitment to a healthy Gulf. Click here for more information and to register today! Located just 30 miles south of Mobile, Alabama, Camp Beckwith provides an ideal setting on Weeks Bay to activate, energize and rejuvinate. You will get the chance to learn about current and emerging threats to the Gulf while enjoying the beautiful scenery and waterways it has to offer.Conservation Through Aviation: Get a Bird’s Eye View of Cypress Forests SouthWings will be hosting flights on Friday , May 8th at 9:00 a.m. If your organization would be interested in exploring how the aerial perspective can support your work, please join us to look at a local cypress ecosystem. We have room for 18 people to join us! Sign up when you register to get a chance to check out threatened cypress forests in coastal Alabama from the air. Then, join your fellow flight participants during the conference to learn more about the cypress mulch industry and ways to protect our cypress forests along the Gulf.Help GRN celebrate our 15th Anniversary! In honor of 15 years successfully fighting for a healthier Gulf, we’ll be hosting a celebration on May 8th at the conference. Join us for good food, drinks, music along the Gulf’s edge and honor those who have helped us succeed!Click here for more information and to register today! We look forward to seeing you this May.United for a Healthy Gulf,Briana KersteinSpecial Projects Coordinator, Gulf Restoration Network

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