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The Ocean River Institute provides individuals around the world with specific opportunities to make a difference saving wildlife, protecting ecosystems, in environmental education, science, and conservation.
Many people want to lend a hand to environmental organizations, but it can be difficult to know how to help in specific, meaningful ways. The Ocean River Institute serves as a link between people who want to help and organizations that need their help.
We maintain a network of Partners, which are typically small, local, regional, and/or newly formed groups that find it especially challenging to reach potential supporters. When these groups need help, we announce it on this web page, in our newsletter and through emails to ORI Stewards.
"The least fracture now will be like a name engraved with the point of a pin on the tender rind of a young oak; the wound will enlarge with the tree, and posterity read in it full grown characters." Thomas Paine, Common Sense
Here is how you can help right now:
Feb 18 Clean Water Rally in Tallahassee
Don’t Fetter and Slow Our Harbor and Regional Ocean Planning. Tell Congress to strike the Flores rider in WRDA. Write in support of our National Ocean Endowment.
Call for a stronger Fisheries Act to support fish and fishing communities. Build upon successful management of the redfish.
Save Dolphins from Nitrogen Pollution in Florida. 79 dolphins and 120 manatees found dead in nitrogen polluted waters in 2013.
Take Action: Call for Greater Bluefin Tuna Protection
Save River Herring and Shad. Join with ORI in speaking out on behalf of river herring and shad with responsible stewardship of ecosystem-based management.
Call for an Ecosystem-based Approach to Fisheries Management - more forage for whales, more herring for striped bass and bluefish.
Attorney General files law suit over fishing cuts, wants more cod caught. When regulators call for 75% cut in cod take after three years of higher quotas where only 60% were landed, the AG cries foul.
State Disapproves Local Efforts to Save Fish. Falmouth may not call for five times less fertilizer than the industry would like applied despite fish kills of striped bass.
Tell Washington to Approve Study of the Nashua River
Value Groundwater, Save Cold Stream River Wildlife Groundwater keeps rivers cold and flowing, and fish like it that way. Stop state from encouraging municipalities to take more groundwater.
Promote Safer Alternatives to Mercury Amalgam in Dentistry (SafeAMER)
Desperately Seeking SERA
Clean Up Oceans for the Holidays, No More Ocean Plastics - Pass the Marine Debris Bill HR 1171 Tell your legislator to act to put an end to 1.4 billions lbs trash a year going into oceans and onto our shores. Enough already!
Take Action: British Virgin Islands
National Ocean Council
Death by Coal in Alaska's Chuitna River on Cook Inlet
Salt Marsh Action Write Now! Assist locals create a salt marsh at the mouth of the Mystic River in Boston Harbor. It's better than paving over and putting up a factory, despite what the Boston Globe says.
Tell Obama to Federalize the Gulf Clean UP!
No New Oil Drilling in the Ocean, Clean Energy, Climate- Green Jobs and a National Ocean Policy Tell why we need clean energy, a climate bill, green jobs, no drilling offshore and a national ocean policy.
Green Slime Nevermore! Stop Florida Nutrient Pollution
Keep Chemicals Out of Our Drinking Water!
Save the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, Speak Out Against Larger Take Mature population of western Atlantic bluefin tuna has declined 82% since 1970. NMFS is considering increasing the killing of these ttuna. Public comment period closes December 21, 2009.
Save the Westfield River, essential salmon habitat
Save the Atlantic Wolffish HELP the denizen of the rocky bottom cold ocean water benthos of the Altantic Ocean with teeth ground-down from hard-shelled prey.
Throw the NEPA Rule Back! In Boston Harbor, ORI teamed up with Environment Massachusetts to deliver a boat load of comments to NMFS in Gloucester.
Take Action: U.S. Marine Protected Areas