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  • Updated Homeowners Handbooks Are Now Available (5/28/2020) - June is the official start of the hurricane season for the Gulf Coast. Designed specifically for homeowners, the Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters is a critical resource for anyone wanting to reduce the risks to their family and property from natural hazards. The handbook covers essential information on emergency preparedness, evacuation planning, flood/wind…
  • Sediment Management Next Steps: Creating a Sand Resource Availability Tool (5/28/2020) - The Alliance Habitat Resources Team is taking the next steps in their actions to address sediment management. In 2018, the Alliance funded the Louisiana Sand Availability and Allocation Program (LASAAP) through its Gulf Star Partnership. The project compiled data to create an ArcGIS-based decision support tool to assist natural resource managers and others in restoration…
  • Wednesday Webinar: Stakeholder Resources for Living Shorelines (5/26/2020) - Please join us this week for our bi-monthly Wednesday webinar. Renee Collini and Sara Martin, with the Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative, will speak on stakeholder resources for living shorelines. Learn about new resources to help property owners, contractors, and consultants across the Gulf find information on living shoreline design, construction, cost, and permitting. 
  • Silver Award Goes to Resilience to Future Flooding Videos (5/7/2020) - Congratulations to the Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative (NGOM SSC) on their national award from the National Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals. NGOM SSC won a silver award in the TV/Video Series category for their "Resilience to Future Flooding" video series. 
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance Receives Guidestar Platinum Seal (5/6/2020) - Transparency is key. The Alliance recently received the Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency for 2020, which is the highest level of recognition offered. GuideStar is the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.
  • Understanding Nekton Use of Estuarine Habitats in the Gulf of Mexico (4/29/2020) - The Alliance's Wildlife & Fisheries Team recently contracted with Abt Associates to produce the guidebook, Understanding Nekton Use of Estuarine Habitats in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. This guidebook targets habitat-specific nekton use and recovery to help natural resource managers plan, implement, and evaluate habitat restoration and protection projects. Work supported could include setting restoration goals, designing projects, monitoring, and communicating project benefits. 
  • Alliance releases Community Impacts Report Gulf Coast Communities: Taking Action for a Better Tomorrow (4/29/2020) - Recognizing that coastal communities are at risk to natural, economic, and technological disasters, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) provided small grants for communities through a series of different funding opportunities. Documenting the assistance, the recently-published Community Impacts Report summarizes the work supported by the Alliance and its partners across the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Tools Café – Call for Virtual Demonstrations (4/22/2020) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) is still accepting submissions for the 2020 Tools Café to take place virtually through a series of webinars. Although we are not meeting in person in June, we will host a series of virtual cafés to showcase tools and allow participants an opportunity to ask questions.
  • A Note from Your Friends at Headquarters (4/14/2020) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) is like a family! And, just like families across the U.S., we are finding new ways to meet and accomplish our objectives during these uncertain times.
  • What You Need to Know About All Hands (4/14/2020) - Out of an abundance of caution, we are canceling the 2020 All Hands Meeting scheduled for June. We are sorely disappointed.  
  • We Are Here (3/31/2020) - From the beginning, organizers designed the Gulf of Mexico Alliance to be a regional organization. So, in essence, we've been working remotely for 16 years now.
  • Stuck at Home Educational Resources (3/31/2020) - The Alliance's Education and Engagement Team is working to support families as they transition into home-based learning. The "Stuck at Home" resource is an informal compilation of online materials for K-12 as well as all ages.
  • Shout Out this month to Plastic Free Gulf Coast and the Mississippi Coastal Cleanup Program (3/31/2020) - Shout Out this month to Plastic Free Gulf Coast and the Mississippi Coastal Cleanup Program for their work during Mardi Gras.
  • New Training: Adapting to a Changing Gulf Region (3/31/2020) - The Alliance's Conservation, Restoration & Resilience Planning Cross-Team Initiative is working to develop, and begin implementing, a strategy for how to achieve a Gulf Coast Adaptation and Resilience Plan (GCARP). The Initiative decided to commission the development of an online training curriculum.
  • Community Actions Board: An Intentional Way to Develop Resilience (3/31/2020) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance developed a physical, wipe-off board called the Community Actions Board. With resilience in mind, communities can brainstorm actions and solutions.
  • Wednesday Webinar: Vulnerability and Adaptation Planning (3/24/2020) - Join us for our Wednesday Webinar on Vulnerability and Adaptation Planning with the LA Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority March 25th at 2:00 pm central.
  • South Mississippi Living Magazine Embraces World Water Day (3/3/2020) - Water, water everywhere, and every local drop is flowing to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • GoMOSES 2020 a Time of Reflection and Anticipation (2/28/2020) - The final Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Sciences (GoMOSES) conference in Tampa, Florida, welcomed nearly 700 people, representing 32 U.S. states and 10 countries, and included 82 oral sessions and two poster sessions. Organizers are anticipating a new bi-annual, Gulf of Mexico Conference for the future.
  • What You Can Do to Embrace the Gulf (2/28/2020) - With the Embrace the Gulf 2020 campaign officially underway, we often get the question, “how can I help?” Five ways to help the campaign Make It Official by becoming a Partner or Sponsor at embracethegulf.org – Get Involved Some 65 organizations around the Gulf of Mexico made their campaign participation official. Join the growing movement.…
  • Mardi Gras Throws – Mardi Gras Woes (2/25/2020) - Happy Mardi Gras! The Gulf Coast loves a good party. Festivities are spreading to new communities every year. The Krewes are generous and you are loaded down with more throws than you know what to do with. Here are a few resources to help make this festive season friendly on the environment.
  • And the Paddle the Gulf logo winner is … (2/13/2020) - The outreach and event planning working group for Paddle the Gulf recently announced the winning logo for the new initiative. Paddle the Gulf aims to network and showcase coastal blueway paddle trails throughout the five Gulf of Mexico States
  • 2019 Gulf Star Annual Report (2/5/2020) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance Gulf Star Program 2019 annual report is available. It boasts some impressive numbers. Download a copy of the report.
  • Embrace the Gulf Photo Contest Winners! (2/5/2020) - Congratulations to our winners. We had an outstanding group of nearly 300 photos to judge. See the winning entries.
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance Mid-Year Meeting Recap (2/5/2020) - In January 2020, the Monitoring Community of Practice and Priority Issue Teams (Data and Monitoring, Education and Engagement, Habitat Resources, Water Resources, Wildlife and Fisheries) held combined meetings in Mobile, AL. Some 200 attendees discussed early planning on the Alliances next action plan.
  • GEMS Project Is Making Strides (1/30/2020) - The Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models and Socio-Economic Indicators (GEMS) project is working to standardize measures of the socioeconomic benefits of restoration. With billions of dollars forecast over the coming decade, a set of common models and metrics relevant across projects, programs, and locations can facilitate effective project planning and evaluation. The project…