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Dear Friend of the Ocean,

No matter where you live, the Gulf still needs your help.

Six months ago, BP's oil disaster inflicted unprecedented damage upon the Gulf of Mexico. Since then, our mantra here at Ocean Conservancy has been simple: Relief, restoration, and reform. Though the spewing well has been capped and the media has largely moved on, the tragedy in the Gulf is far from over. You can help restore the Gulf by signing our new petition to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson today.

We've been hard at work urging the government to create a sound, science-based recovery plan for the Gulf, with two Ocean Conservancy experts recently testifying before the National Commission investigating the disaster. A week later, President Obama signed an Executive Order to create a Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, headed by EPA administrator Lisa Jackson. Overseeing the restoration of the Gulf will be her biggest challenge yet, and it's up to people like you and me to make our voices heard and ensure that the Task Force develops a comprehensive and science-based restoration plan for the region, incorporating specific plans for coastal ecosystems, the marine environment, and ecological services.

Let's show Lisa Jackson our support from the beginning to make the Gulf healthier than it was before the catastrophe that began six months ago. It won't be easy, and it won't be quick, but by focusing on a comprehensive and science-based approach to the restoration plan, we can do it. We must do it. Please join me by adding your name to our petition.

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For a sea change,
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Vikki N. Spruill
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Ocean Conservancy

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Thank You for 25 Years of Sea Change!

Ocean Conservancy's 25th annual International Coastal Cleanup was our most successful event to date, and we couldn't have done it without the hundreds of thousands of passionate volunteers working for clean oceans around the world. Check out some highlights:



October 2010

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Ocean Conservancy Board member Steve Moore and his wife Kathleen will match donations dollar-for-dollar up to $105,000. Donate today to have your gift DOUBLED!


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Disney's "Friends for Change: Project Green" brought together Disney stars, including the Jonas Brothers, and eager volunteers to clean up a beach on the Gulf of Mexico as part of our 25th annual International Coastal Cleanup.
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