Coastal America is a unique partnership of federal agencies, state and local governments, and private organizations. The partners work together to protect, preserve and restore our nation's coasts. The challenge is to meld the capabilities and expertise of all the partners to solve local coastal problems. This is accomplished by sharing information, pooling resources, and combining management skills and technical expertise. This results in cost-effective, innovative solutions.
The Gulf of Mexico strategy looks at significant environmental issues in the region and bases project endorsement upon the following types of environmental restoration work: habitat degradation; coastal and shoreline erosion; pollution; nutrient enrichment; alterations to water flow and declining living aquatic resources. The Florida Aquarium and the Texas State Aquarium are both part of the Coastal America Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center network in the Gulf region.