Donate to the National Wildlife Federation's Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund

In order to help the wildlife at risk by the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf, the National Wildlife Federation has established a Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund.

The money donated to this fund will go toward supporting NWF's immediate response and longer term on-the-ground work to safeguard wildlife affected by this tragedy.

Where Does Your Money Go?

The money donated to the National Wildlife Federation through response to the oil spill supports the following efforts:

  • Policy work at the national and state level to support restoration of habitat in the Gulf Coast and better protection of our waters and coastlines. We are fighting to ensure that the fines paid by BP and other parties will be invested in Gulf restoration.  

  • Development and deployment of the National Wildlife Federation's Gulf Coast Surveillance Teams, a volunteer network that monitored the coast for wildlife impacted by the oil spill during its aftermath. Beyond the initial surveillance this effort shifted to long term volunteer restoration programs.

  • Restoration of vulnerable nesting and breeding grounds, as well as other delicate ecosystems found throughout the Gulf Coast for water birds, sea turtles and other animals.

  • Public education about the oil spill and its impacts on wildlife, including our online efforts at and informing the press and others about the impacts the oil spill is having on coastal communities and wildlife.

How to Donate to the Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund:

  • Donate Online

  • Make a Leadership Gift

  • Call 1-800-822-9919 and specify you would like your donation to go to the "Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund."

  • Print this form  to donate with a personal check, money order, or credit card and mail to: National Wildlife Federation, PO Box 1583, Merrifield VA 22116-1583. Specify on the form that your donation should go to the "Gulf Oil Restoration Fund."

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