Update on January 07, 2013
We are proud to say that the initiative to direct early restoration funds to protect sea turtle nesting grounds in the Gulf of Mexico was a success! The Natural Resource Damage Assessment Council has added the sea turtle nesting ground restoration project as one of ten early recovery efforts from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.
The $1 billion directed toward early restoration funds will allow important projects like sea turtle nesting ground revitalization to take place before the NRDA process is complete, thus saving valuable time in order to take more immediate action.
Over 30,000 of you supported this project to improve sea turtle nesting ground habitats—with 25,000 coming from Causes and the additional 5,000 coming from the initiative on the Ocean Conservancy website. This overwhelming show of support is a clear indication that we are on the right track pushing for projects that cross political boundaries and protect the marine species that are so important to us. Your effort sends a strong message to decision-makers that marine restoration is a critical priority in the Gulf, and that we will accept nothing less than full restoration of this incredible place called the Gulf of Mexico.