Gulf Islands Conservancy, Inc.

Dedicated to the preservation and protection of the barrier islands and coastal wetlands of Mississippi.

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Gulf Islands Conservancy, Inc.
Post Office Box 1203
Gulfport, MS  39502-1203

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What Can I Do to Help Protect our Coast?

Our best hope is to show our elected officials and the Mississippi Development Authority how strongly we oppose seismic studies, drilling, and oil and gas production in our barrier islands and inshore waters.  Every individual voice counts.  When democracy is working correctly, America responds to the will of the people.  Let's be certain that our elected officials and the MDA know exactly how we feel and how valuable our beautiful coast is - without rigs and platforms!

Here's a checklist for concerned citizens.

[ ] Become a member of the Gulf Islands Conservancy.

[ ] Plan to Attend the public rally at 3:00 on on August 21 at the Coast Coliseum.  See the 12 Miles South Coalition web site for details.

[ ] Learn about the issues.  We're assembling a library of background information on this web site.  Check the Documents page and the Links page.  Let us know if you find additional information that should be here.

Click here to join the GIC mailing list.

[ ] Spread the word.  Tell your friends, family, and co-workers what the MDA plans to do to our coast.  Put a bumper sticker on your car and your boat.  Talk to people in line at the grocery store, the movies, ... Get stickers and postcards from the Mississippi Sierra Club or from one of these merchants.

Click here to recommend this web site to friends.

[ ] Contact the Mississippi Development Authority.  Call the office of the director, Leland Speed, at 601.359.3449.   Follow up with a letter or postcard, too. 

Mr. Leland Speed
Director, Mississippi Development Authority
P.O. Box 849
Jackson, Mississippi 39205-0849

[ ] Contact your Senators and Representatives and Governor.  Same thing - call them and write them, more than once.  They work for you.  Contact your local government officials, too.

Governor Haley Barbour
P.O. Box 139
Jackson, MS 39205
phone: 601.359.3150
fax: 601.359.3741

[email protected]

Mr. Leland Speed
Director, Mississippi Development Authority
P.O. Box 849
Jackson, MS 39205-0849

Senator Thad Cochran
113 Dirksen Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

[email protected]

228-867-9710 (includes web form for email)

Senator Trent Lott
487 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC  20510

[email protected]

(202) 224-6253
(228) 762-5400
(601) 965-4644
(228) 863-1988
(includes web form for email)

[ ] Sign a petition. Sign one at one of these locations.  Better yet, download a petition and collect signatures yourself.

[ ] Make a contribution to the Gulf Islands Conservancy.  Your support will help support the campaign on drilling and other important projects.  Send contributionst to the address shown on the left edge of this page.

[ ] Add your vote and comment to the GIC opinion poll.

[ ] Volunteer to Help.  Send an email to [email protected].  We need help with these items:

  • Tracking press coverage of the issue, identifying articles for inclusion on this site.
  • Transcribing email addresses to our mailing list from paper copy.
  • Setting up bumper sticker, petition, and postcard displays at area shops and businesses.
  • Collecting petition signatures

Don't let our beautiful coast become a clone of Dauphin Island. 
Get informed!  Get involved!

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