Coastal Gulf of Mexico

Restoring and strengthening the Gulf Coast and the American economy

We work to ensure that the funds resulting from the settlement of the 2010 oil spill litigation are used to support the best projects for restoring productive and resilient wetlands, barrier islands, oyster reefs and other natural systems within the Gulf of Mexico. 

The promise of meaningful environmental restoration — both in the short term by creating jobs and in the long term by protecting the region’s economy — creates an opportunity to unite business and environmental interests.

Over the next three to five years, we will support this work through the following strategies:

  • Build the case for restoration;
  • Build and mobilize coalitions;
  • Ensure funds for restoration science are useful and used; and
  • Reduce red tape so projects move.