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Gulf of Mexico Alliance announces 13 new projects making a positive impact on the Gulf of Mexico

Projects funded by Alliance’s public-private partnership

Save the date: Gulf of Mexico Alliance sets the 2025 All Hands Meeting

It’s official! The Meeting is scheduled for May 5-8, 2025, at the Golden Nugget in Biloxi, MS.

Get ready for hurricane season with the new “Coastal Homeowner’s Handbook” app

Reduce risk, be prepared, and increase resilience

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Ocean Guardian School students make videos to showcase their projects

We are so proud of the three schools we supported this 2023/2024 school year

Education and Engagement Team mid-year meeting July 8th

Pre-registration is required

20 years of GOMA: Our History in Social Posts

History of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance

20 years of GOMA video

Learn more about why we are looking forward to 20 more years.

Property owners learn how to navigate the living shoreline process

11 workshops for property owners in four states with 179 participants were supported last year.

Audubon Texas project expands outreach and waterbird monitoring

This project was funded by CITGO through our Gulf Star Program.

Nature-based tourism project explores environment/economy connections

149 businesses generated $186 million in sales for the region last year

Media release: Gulf of Mexico Alliance receives EPA funding for water quality improvement in Louisiana

$1.4 million in funding will help area farmers reduce runoff and improve water quality

Media release: Gulf of Mexico Conference 2024 wraps up with resilience and collaboration on the minds of attendees

More than 1,000 gather to work together for a sustainable Gulf of Mexico

Media release: The Gulf of Mexico Conference (#GOMCON): Working together for a sustainable Gulf

More than 1,000 coastal experts will gather Feb. 19-22 at the second bi-annual Gulf of Mexico Conference (#GOMCON) in Tampa

Gulf of Mexico Alliance receives $3.9 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to benefit the Gulf Coast

13 new projects making a positive impact on coastal ecosystems and economies

Coastal management internship program going strong into the new year

Seven new coastal management interns coming on board this spring

Galveston Bay project cultivates conservation leaders

More than 4,000 pieces of marine debris have been collected

Ocean Guardian program encourages positive change at 3 coastal schools

Thanks to our Gulf Star partners

1PointFive Joins the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Gulf Star Program

Funding to support a green design project in Texas

SML: Tips for a Green Holiday Season

As featured on page 16 of the 2023 December edition of South Mississippi Living Magazine.

Green design funding for Texas Coastal Bend area is now available

Up to $60,000 is available in the TX Coastal Bend

Abandoned vessels to be removed from Gulf coast waterways

More than $7 million will go toward the removal efforts

GOMA Staff Spotlight: Kristel Bua

Kristel supports our staff by processing invoices and expense reports, keeping the office organized and tracking equipment in and out of GOMA offices

Audubon expands Texas bird nesting project

This project is supported by CITGO through our Gulf Star Program

Weird Wonders campaign wins

Our week-long 2022 campaign recently took home third place in the Association for Conservation Information social media category

Ghouls of the Gulf

Come with us as we explore Gulf of Mexico creepy tales

Quick Video Tips for Comms Professionals

Sharing video tips from David Garraway with MSU TV

October is National Seafood Month

Celebrate by making sustainable seafood choices

Celebrating the History of the Gulf

Explore our maritime history and imagine what things must have been like long ago

What’s in a Fish Name

Here are a few of the worst fish name offenders

GOMCON 2024: Abstract deadline extended

Oct. 20 is new deadline

Skyway Fishing Pier/Tampa Bay project helps birds

A new project will reduce waterbird entanglement in fishing gear at the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park and nearby bird rookery islands.

Nesting bird stewardship in Louisiana

Our partners at the National Audubon Society are monitoring beach nesting bird species in Louisiana.

Youth Ambassador program engages young adults

Led by the Gulf Reach Institute, the Youth Ambassador project engages young adults from underserved and diverse backgrounds.

Living shorelines workshops help property owners

This project is supported by Shell through our Gulf Star program.

Supporting Women in Coastal Management

Check out our ad in the September edition of South Mississippi Living

New resources for working with underserved communities

Located on our Publications page under the “Education and Engagement” folder

Fostering binational collaboration with partners from Mexico

Take survey if you want to participate

Diamondback terrapin education and outreach project wraps

Awareness increased through community engagement, education, and outreach

Gulf of Mexico Conference (#GOMCON) registration open

Get early bird price of only $250 today.

Staff Spotlight: Dave Reed

Scroll through our photos to learn more about Dave.

GOMA All Hands Meeting by the numbers

Whoa! Thanks for the support!

Water-bottle refill station project wraps

Twenty-eight stations were installed in total

Marine debris art featured at the Florida Aquarium

12 pieces were featured

New interns increase engagement across the Gulf

To date, five women have gained hands-on experience

Staff Spotlight: Amanda Nalley

Scroll through our photos to learn more about Amanda.

Connect at the 2024 Gulf of Mexico Conference

Check out our article about the Gulf of Mexico Conference in the 100s.

South MS Living: Storm Preparation

Check out our article on page 110

2023 All Hands Meeting – Together Again!

Over 450 people working together for the good of the Gulf! 

Staff Spotlight: Kate Harrison

Scroll through our photos to learn more about Kate.

Be prepared this hurricane season

Check out our article about hurricane preparation in the NOLA 100s

Meeting focuses on ways to improve Gulf of Mexico environmental health through collaboration

June 26-29 in Austin, Texas

New Gulf Star project helps waterbirds in Tampa Bay

This project is supported by Oxy through our Gulf Star Program

GOMA team chair receives Spirit of Community Award

Congratulations to Rhonda Price

Welcome Clark Gradney

Our new Grants and Contracts Manager supporting Business Operations

South MS Living: The Gulf: Good for Your Health

Check out our article on page 42

Tips to skip the plastic

Check out our feature in the NOLA 100s

South MS Living: Plastic-Free Dining

This article was featured in the May 2023 edition

GOMA-supported living shorelines project continues to benefit local community

A second reef may be coming soon

Welcome new Gulf Star partners

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

All Hands plenary topics set

Will focus on water needs and bi-national collaboration

GOMA to receive NOAA funding for marine debris removal

Project funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

GOMA requests proposals for four upcoming projects

Apply on funding opportunities page

NOLA 100s: Get outside this spring

Learn more about how to get kids outside.

Staff Spotlight: Ali Robertson

Scroll through our photos to learn more about Ali.

NOLA 100s: Gulf of Mexico Alliance partners with Audubon

Supporting coastal bird conservation efforts

South MS Living: A Love of Nature

Fostering a heart for the environment at an early age

2023 Wednesday Webinar series schedule now available

Mark your calendar for these exciting 1-hour webinars

Get into the Gulf social media campaign

Join us in celebrating on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter all year long.

Gulf Communication Network meeting and video training

April 26-27 in Biloxi, MS

Public-private partnership makes positive impact on Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico Alliance announces Gulf Star Projects for 2023

Coastal Community Resilience Team project builds Gulf-wide resilience capacity

Nearly 20 practitioners received training

South MS Living: Making your home and garden good for the Gulf

Learn how to create an eco-friendly home and garden

State of GOMA Recap

Catch up by watching the presentation online.

Welcome Kate Harrison

We are pleased to welcome our new Program Coordinator supporting the Water Resources Team!

GOMA in NOLA 100s: Gulf Star partners fund critical projects to benefit coastal communities

Become a partner and visit our Gulf Star page for details.

Save the Date for GOMCON 2024

Meet us ONE YEAR FROM TODAY in Tampa, Florida.

Staff Spotlight: Alma Robichaux

Scroll through our photos to learn more about Alma.

Gulf Star Report now available

Celebrates the growth of the Gulf Star program since 2016

Help the Marine Debris Cross-Team identify prevention projects survey

Share your successes

Water Resources Team continues to fill critical monitoring gap

Funding from the EPA Gulf Hypoxia Program will extend monitoring through 2025

Registration open for Gulf of Mexico Alliance All Hands Meeting 2023

Join us in Austin, TX, June 26-29

GOMA in NOLA 100s: Regional Alliance celebrates life on the coast

Join us as we “Get into the Gulf” on social media.

Regional Ocean Partnerships receive federal authorization

Gulf of Mexico Alliance excited about what this means for the future

Staff Spotlight: Becky Ginn

Learn more about who we are, what we do, and why we love the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance.

What the Gulf Gives wrap up

Check out our top 2022 post topics listed in the graphic or follow us on social.

Welcome Katie Wallace

GOMA’s new Program Coordinator supporting the Data & Monitoring Team.

South MS Living: Get into the Gulf

Join us on social media all year

GOMA in NOLA 100s: Celebrate all the Gulf gives back

As we think about this season’s gifts, we are reminded of all the Gulf of Mexico gives.

Nature-based tourism video now available

Share with others.

Ocean Guardian School coming to Port Arthur, TX

This project was funded by Valero through our Gulf Star Program.

Gulf Star Program funds marsh planting in coastal Texas

Over 15 acres planted.

Seagrass Community of Practice meets

Brings together experts from around the Gulf

Registration open for GOMA mid-year team meetings

Mark your calendar and register today.

What the Gulf Gives in South Mississippi Living

Come celebrate the Gulf with us.

All Hands 2023 Teaser Video

Check out and share our GOMA 2023 All Hands Meeting teaser video with others. 

Staff Spotlight: Laura Bowie

Learn more about who we are, what we do, and why we love the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance.

Gulf Star programs impacting youth in NOLA 100s

Students are the future, which is why we are funding projects impacting students across the Gulf.

Weird Wonders of the Gulf of Mexico

Hold on to your candy corn because things are about to get weird.

Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker showcases restoration success stories

Check out the story map.

GOMA responds to Hurricane Ian with hurricane mini-grant program

Helping under-served communities find resources after a storm.

GOMA All Hands Meeting 2023 Save the Date

June 26-29, 2023, at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center in Austin, Texas.

National Seafood Month in the NOLA 100s

Support fisheries, processors, and dealers who are vital to our Gulf Coast economy.

Exploring seafood in South MS Living

Just in time for National Seafood Month.

GOMA releases Homeowner’s Handbook video

Watch and share the video with others.

Gulfwide oyster map now in GOMOD

Includes public data from state agencies.

Every bottle counts

Water-bottle refill stations come to S. Louisiana schools.

Building diversity in coastal management

Diverse students get coastal management experience.

GOMA on the radio

GOMA’s communication manager featured on the Louisiana Radio Network.

Litter Gitter in NOLA 100s

Check out our latest article in the NOLA 100s. 

GOMA staff featured in South MS Living Magazine

September issue focuses on women.

Litter Gitter project results are in

Nearly 32 pounds of trash headed for the Gulf of Mexico was intercepted recently.

GOMA staff celebrates Gulf Star partnerships

Funds from these partners are being used for projects that benefit the environment and communities.

Welcome to Alma Robichaux

Our new Program Coordinator heading up the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion internship program.

GOMA in South MS Living: A Healthy Gulf of Mexico

According to NOAA, marine construction, tourism, fishing, and other industries support a thriving economy worth over $115 billion across the Gulf region.

Gulf of Mexico Alliance wins national communication award for Governors’ Action Plan IV

Publication takes 2nd place in the Association for Conservation Information awards

Building resilience for Port Sulphur, LA

Using a guided self-assessment, community leaders discussed successes and identified vulnerabilities.

GOMA spreads love for the Gulf through coastal news outlets

Articles remind readers how important the Gulf is and what we are doing to protect it.

DOI and NOAA update GOMA Federal Working Group on America the Beautiful 

To join the Federal Working Group mailing list, email 

Gulf of Mexico Communication Network

Join the recently formed Gulf of Mexico Communication Network.

GOMA in NOLA 100: Gulf of Mexico Alliance gains valuable allies

Hancock Whitney and Valero join Gulf Star Program.

GOMA in SM Living: Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters

Are prepared for the peak of hurricane season?

“Litter Gitter” project helps keep waters free of marine debris

GOMA staff and more help install litter gitter

New project supports bird conservation in coastal Louisiana

A new project is protecting vulnerable birds in coastal Louisiana.

Valero Joins Gulf of Mexico Alliance Gulf Star Program

Investment will support school environmental stewardship with youth

Explore What the Gulf Gives with the Gulf of Mexico Alliance

Gulf of Mexico Alliance explores what the Gulf gives through social media campaign

Get ready for hurricane season

Download the “Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters” 

Hancock Whitney Joins Gulf of Mexico Alliance Gulf Star Program

GOMA announces new partnership with Hancock Whitney as they join the Gulf Star Program.

GOMA in South MS Living: What the Gulf Gives: Benefits of Wetlands

The marshes fringing our bayous and bays are part of what makes the Gulf Coast a special place.

It’s Tool Time Every Month

GOMA will feature a different tool each month in their newsletter and highlight its ties to coastal management.

Wildlife & Fisheries Team releases Diamondback Terrapin Action Plan

The GOMA Wildlife & Fisheries Team has completed a project on diamondback terrapins.

We couldn’t have done GOMCON without you

If you had to sum up the first in-person Gulf of Mexico Conference in one word, it would be collaboration.

GOMA in NOLA100: Explore the wonder of wetlands

May is American Wetlands Month. It’s a great time to enjoy our coastal marshes by kayak, boat or on a nature walk.

GOMA Recognized in EPA Gulf Guardian Awards

Gulf Guardian awards efforts to keep the Gulf healthy, beautiful and productive.

GOMA in NOLA 100: Celebrate Earth Day and our connection to the Gulf

As we recognize Earth Day this month, celebrate nature with the Gulf of Mexico Alliance by discovering “What the Gulf Gives” on Facebook and Instagram.

Louisiana Gov. Edwards welcomes participants to Gulf of Mexico Conference

#GOMCON fosters collaboration on coastal research and management in the Gulf of Mexico.

GOMA in South MS Living: What The Gulf Gives: Benefits Of Seagrass

Learn more about the “Benefits of Seagrass” in our featured article in the April 2022 issue of South Mississippi Living.

Help the Marine Debris Cross-Team identify removal incentives

Help GOMA’s Marine Debris Cross-Team Initiative learn about marine debris and litter removal incentives.

New sediment resource tool for coastal project managers coming soon

Join us for a Northern Gulf Sediment Availability and Allocation Program tool training April 20.

Gulf Star project focused on marine debris education begins in Tampa Bay

The Florida Aquarium recently hosted staff from GOMA and our Gulf Star partner, Motiva Enterprises, to kick off a new project focused on marine debris education.

Public-private partnership makes positive impact on coastal ecosystems and economies

Gulf of Mexico Alliance Announces Gulf Star Projects for 2022

Celebrate “What the Gulf Gives” with us on social

Celebrate with us as we explore the connection between coastal resources and the benefits to people. #WhattheGulfGives

New Theme Maps added to GoMOD

New theme maps for living shoreline site suitability models, restoration, and regional sediment management are now available.

GOMA in NOLA 100: New partnership offers hope for diamondback terrapins

Our most recent story in The New Orleans 100 is focused on the newest member of the Gulf Star Program

GOMA in South MS Living: Make a Positive Change

Learn more about how you can “Make a Positive Change for the Gulf of Mexico” in our feature in the February 2022 issue of South Mississippi Living.

GOMA accepting nominations for Business Advisory Council

GOMA invites representatives from industries operating in and around the Gulf of Mexico to join our Business Advisory Council.

GOMA welcomes new Communication Manager

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is pleased to welcome Amanda Nalley as our new Communication Manager.

2021 Gulf Star Program report is now available

GOMA’s 2021 Gulf Star Program report is now available! This report highlights our ongoing support for projects that focus on healthy habitats, wildlife, fisheries, and resilient coastal communities.

CITGO Joins Gulf Star Program

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is pleased to announce a new partnership with CITGO as they become the most recent organization to join the Alliance’s Gulf Star Program. Funding will support work in Galveston Bay, TX to improve conservation for diamondback terrapins.

GOMA in NOLA 100: Governors’ Action Plan

Our most recent story in The New Orleans 100 is focused on the launch of GOMA’s new Governors’ Action Plan.

GOMA in South MS Living: Gulf Fiddler Crab

Learn more about gulf fiddler crabs in our “Get to Know the Gulf” feature in the December 2021 issue of South Mississippi Living.

New Gulf Star project focuses on south Louisiana schools

GOMA’s Education & Engagement Team has a new Gulf Star project to reduce single-use plastics in 13 south Louisiana schools.

Alliance Receives National Leadership Award for Resilience & Conservation Partnership

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance announced they have recently received a 2021 Climate Adaptation Leadership Award from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. This national award recognizes exceptional leadership in advancing adaptation of natural resources in a changing world.

Alliance Releases Governors’ Action Plan IV for Healthy and Resilient Coasts

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance has released the Governors’ Action Plan IV for Healthy and Resilient Coasts, signed by the governors of all five Gulf states: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

Alliance invites partners to share Action Plan IV launch with our social media toolkit

We know our partners were instrumental in the development of GOMA’s new Governors’ Action Plan IV for Healthy and Resilient Coasts. Help us amplify the launch of our new action plan and highlight your role in making it happen!

New Gulf Star project supports diamondback terrapin outreach

The GOMA Wildlife and Fisheries Team has a new Gulf Star project supporting diamondback terrapin education and outreach along the upper Texas coast.

Gulf Star project provides valuable insights on economic impact of Florida HABs

In 2020, the GOMA Water Resources Team worked with economists from the Balmoral Group to understand the financial effects of the 2017-2019 Florida harmful algal bloom (HAB) event.

Updated and expanded Coastal Community Resilience Index now available

The GOMA Coastal Resilience Team and Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium have released a newly updated and expanded version of the Coastal Community Resilience Index (CRI) self-assessment tool.

Motiva Enterprises LLC Joins Gulf Star Program

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance encourages all Gulf Coast residents to get ready for the upcoming hurricane season.