We excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 National Estuaries Week Gulf of Mexico CITGO Grants! Each of the selected projeccts will support the mission of National Estuaries Week by conducting hands-on restoration projects, coastal clean-ups, and estuary education events.

The following eight groups will receive funds to support their National Estuaries Week events:

  • Alabama Coastal Foundation, Mobile, Alabama
  • Keep Pinellas Beautiful, Pinellas County, Florida
  • Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, Tampa, Florida
  • Launch Leeville, Leeville, Louisiana
  • Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department, Bradenton, Florida
  • Marine Conservation Club, Brooklyn, Mississippi
  • Pearl Riverkeeper, Madison, Mississippi
  • Sarasota Bay Watch, Sarasota, Florida

We are excited to help support these groups' efforts and look forward to their events! You can always find an event near you by visiting our Events Map!

You can find a pdf version of our press release here


Last year, CITGO generously provided funds to support seven National Estuaries Week activities in the Gulf. The funds supported seven NEW events, engaging over 800 volunteers to restore nearly 120 acres of estuary habitat and clean 250 miles of shoreline. 

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