Sunday, August 22, 2010

From the Inbox: Our Work in the Gulf

The Nature ConservancyOur Vision for the Gulf

Thanks to your support, the Conservancy is getting back to our long-term efforts protecting the Gulf of Mexico.

Dear Friend,

Your outpouring of concern and support really means a lot -- particularly to me.

My name is Cindy Brown, and I am working with The Nature Conservancy's Gulf experts on a long-term conservation and restoration initiative for the Gulf of Mexico.

Though the oil has stopped flowing into the Gulf, it’s too early to understand the full extent of the damage.

Your support is what makes our work possible and I hope you'll take a moment to read this Gulf blog post from our President and CEO, Mark Tercek.

The Nature Conservancy is focusing on getting back to our ongoing conservation projects and long-term efforts protecting the Gulf of Mexico.

For more than 40 years, The Nature Conservancy has collaborated with communities, fishers, businesses, lawmakers and others like you to protect and restore the Gulf of Mexico.

In the wake of the spill, we are now reaching out even more broadly, expanding our restoration plans and programs to help bring the Gulf truly back to health. View a report summarizing key action steps.

The Gulf is arguably the nation's greatest natural resource, supporting the livelihoods of 24 million Americans from Florida to Texas and providing billions of dollars of goods and services to the entire nation.

If you can, please make a safe and secure online gift to the Conservancy's Fund for Gulf Coast Restoration

Given that the Gulf is one of the few places where a healthy environment is clearly linked to healthy communities and a healthy economy, your support is especially critical.

On behalf of all The Nature Conservancy's staff and volunteers, especially those living and working along the Gulf coast, I thank you.

Cindy Brown
Director of the Gulf of Mexico Program
The Nature Conservancy

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