Mission accomplished: National Estuaries Week 2017

Thats a wrap

 

A HUGE thank you to all of our volunteers and organizers who made National Estuaries Week another huge success this year! Nearly 28,000 volunteers assisted with 215 projects across the country, resulting in more than 101,852 volunteer hours!! These record numbers are a true testament to the work that community-groups across the nation do every day to protect, conserve, and restore our nation's estuaries. You can check out the National Estuaries Week 2017 Preliminary Report here and the executive summary here.

 

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And, many thanks to CITGO, our National Estuaries Week Gulf Coast sponsor. 

Thanks to their support, Restore America's Estuaries was able to fund eight National Estuaries Week  events in the Gulf of Mexico this year. These events included beach and river cleanups, educational events, restoration plantings, and invasive removals. Thanks for your continued support, CITGO! Your funds are directly helping to improve and restore ecosystems throughout the Gulf.

 

We enjoyed working with each and every single one of you and do hope that you'll join us again next year! Stay tuned for the dates for National Estuaries Week 2018 coming soon!

 


Since 1988, National Estuaries Week has celebrated the many ways we benefit, from healthy, thriving coastal ecosystems. All throughout the country, local organizations including Restore America’s Estuaries member groupsNational Estuarine Research Reserves and National Estuary Programs organize special events, like beach clean-ups, hikes, canoe and kayak trips, workshops and more to recognize the special role these places play in our everyday lives. National Estuaries Week is a terrific opportunity to learn more about estuaries and the perfect excuse to spend time on your local bay!

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