Thank you to all who participated in National Estuaries Week 2015! Check out what we accomplished together in our 2015 wrap-up report.
Thank you to all of the organizations, volunteers and supporters for National Estuaries Week 2015! A big thank you to our Gulf Coast sponsor, CITGO, whose support enabled organizations like the Land Trust for Mississippi Coastal Plain to plant trees in their watershed. Check out the video below!
National Estuaries Week is a terrific opportunity to learn more about estuaries and the perfect excuse to spend time on your local bay. You can take advantage of volunteer opportunities and hands-on restoration in your nearby bay or estuary, participate in a guided walk or boat tour, or simply explore your estuary with family and friends. Every year, Restore America's Estuaries member organizations, NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System, and EPA’s National Estuary Program organize special events like beach clean-ups, hikes, canoe and kayak trips, cruises, workshops, and more – all across the country!
Over a quarter century after the first National Estuaries Day in 1988, we understand that estuarine ecosystems serve as natural barriers to buffer against storms and floods, absorb and store carbon, and provide critical habitat for commercial and recreational fisheries. The need to protect and restore these critical places has never been more pressing.
Organizations across the country celebrated with estuaries week events seen in the map below. National Estuaries Week in 2015 was Sept. 19 - 26. Check back next year for 2016 events near you.
And a big thanks to this year's Gulf Coast sponsor:
CITGO is our Gulf Coast Regional Sponsor of National Estuaries Week 2015.
CITGO is the Gulf Coast Regional Sponsor of National Estuaries Week 2015. CITGO supported events hosted by RAE members and partners in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi while promoting National Estuaries Week throughout the Gulf region as part of Caring for Our Coast, a conservation and restoration initiative commemorating the 10th year since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck less than a month apart along the Gulf Coast.
If you are hosting an event, check out our 2015 Toolkit for templates on how to make the most of your event through social media postings, blog write-ups, press releases and more! And remember to include the hashtags #celebratethecoast when posting to social media!
View 2015 Estuaries Week Events in a full screen map
View Estuaries Week Events in a full screen map