Our good friends Nate and David are organizing a big nature-conservation blogger to demand effective environmental legislation from the lame-duck Congress. Will you blog for the Gulf? Here are some ideas:

Blog about the spill bill, encouraging their readers to contact their Senators too. Get creative – blog about Gulf Coast species, habitats, communities, and personal experiences. Why does this matter to them and their communities? Make connections between their communities and the Gulf Coast, perhaps by featuring migratory birds or river systems or industries. Use photos to celebrate the beauty and diversity of the region and illustrate what’s at stake.

Nate lays out all the details at the Nature Blog Network here and here. Write your post to encourage action THIS WEEK, any time between now and Sunday, December 5.  Send a link to your post to Nate (naswick (at) gmail (dot) com) for inclusion in a hub page on the NBN that will be honored for time immemorial. Also include the nifty Blogging for the Gulf badge…

What do you think? Can this crazy idea work? It can if enough bloggers make an effort to make something happen. Share your thoughts and links in the comments below!

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.