Our Work

Our Work

Our Work

Since 1994, Gulf Restoration Network has been dedicated to empowering people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf of Mexico region. In pursuit of this mission, we organize the public around key issues important to the health of the Gulf, build broad coalitions of groups and individuals calling for a healthy Gulf, watchdog governments and corporations to prevent pollution and destruction, advocate for policies that will improve the health of our communities and region, and, when necessary, take legal action to protect the Gulf. 

Through these and other means, GRN is working to ensure that the Gulf of Mexico continues to be a natural, economic and recreational treasure that is central to the livelihoods, cultures and heritages of the five Gulf states and several nations.

Read more about our priority issues and campaigns below. 

The wonders and challenges of the Gulf’s coast are as complex as the intricate ways the land meets the sea. Gulf Restoration Network’s work spans issues ranging from holding BP accountable for the its drilling disaster to helping restore the coastal lines of defense the help protect our communities from storm surge and sea level rise...
U.S. dependence on the dirty fossil fuels of the past has had significant consequences for the Gulf region. “Business as usual” placed fossil fuel extraction, production and transportation first - ahead of the health and safety of our communities, and at the expense of our natural resources which are the backbone of our economy and quality of life...
The Gulf of Mexico is the ninth largest body of water in the world and is bordered by the United States to the north (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas), five Mexican states to the west (Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan), and the island of Cuba to the southeast. The Gulf ecosystem is extremely productive and supports a rich diversity of mammals, fish and sea birds. For example, the Gulf is home to 29 species of marine mammals, including resident populations of sperm and minke whales, numerous sea birds, and yields more finfish, shrimp, and shellfish annually than the south and...
Gulf Restoration Network works to protect and restore waters and wetlands throughout the Gulf of Mexico region that are critical to recreation, fisheries, wildlife habitat and drinking water. Despite much progress made under the Clean Water Act, many Gulf waters and wetlands are being filled for development and polluted with fertilizers, pesticides, sewage and other contaminants. The impacts of this destruction can take various forms...
Read a list of our victories by year, or browse the Victories menu for more on some of Gulf Restoration Network's major victories.