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See You In New Orleans! Restore America's Estuaries' 3rd National Conference  confe-@estuaries.org
 Dec 06, 2006 03:42 PST 

The response to this year's 3rd National Conference on Coastal and
Estuarine Habitat Restoration has been tremendous - with more than
1300 participants, 400 presentations, 175 posters, and 140 exhibitors,
next week's Conference will be the largest gathering ever of coastal
restoration practitioners, researchers, funders and volunteers.

We want to thank you in advance for bringing your work, spirit, and
energy to New Orleans - and helping to make coastal restoration a
national imperative. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans.


Pre-registration for the 3rd National Conference on Coastal and
Estuarine Habitat Restoration is now closed.

You may still register for the Conference ON-SITE in New Orleans. On-
site registration is $369, or $379 with a $10 donation to our Climate
Fund. Please visit the Conference Registration Desk beginning at
11:00 am on Saturday, December 9th to register.


Restore America's Estuaries is pleased that the Hilton New Orleans
Riverside is this year's Conference Hotel. Located at Two Poydras
Street (New Orleans, LA 70140) the newly renovated Hilton New Orleans
Riverside is right on the bank of the Mississippi River with easy
access to everything New Orleans has to offer. We have been able to
extend our special room rate offering at the Hilton New Orleans
Riverside, and can still reserve a room for December 6-16 at $109 per
night + tax, single or double occupancy (based on availability). Go
to http://www.estuaries.org/?id=33 to reserve your room online - or
you can call 504-584-3999 and ask for the Restore America's Estuaries
rate of $109. For comparison, the federal government per diem lodging
rate is $133 per night for New Orleans.

Ground Transportation to Hilton New Orleans
The hotel is approximately 13 miles from Louis Armstrong International
Airport (MSY).

Airport Shuttle: The Airport Shuttle provides transportation from the
airport for a one way fee of $13.00. To make a reservation, please
call 504-522-3500 or visit their website at

Taxi Service: Service from the Airport to the Hilton New Orleans
Riverside takes approximately 25 minutes and costs $28.00 for 1-2
people. The rate for each additional person is $12.00.

Driving: From the Airport take Interstate-10 Downtown/ East/Slidell,
exiting at Poydras Street. Turn right onto Poydras Street, continue
following Poydras south to its end at the hotel's front circle drive

Parking: Self parking is available at the rate of $24.64 per night and
includes in/out privileges.

Climate: New Orleans has a subtropical climate with pleasant year-
round temperatures. In December temperatures range from the mid 40's
to the mid 60's. Rainfall is common in December.


Restore America's Estuaries is pleased to announce the launch of its
new interactive career site, the Restoration Job Board,
http://jobs.restorationmarketplace.com. With its focus on coastal and
estuarine habitat restoration professionals, the Restoration Job Board
offers an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online
employment connections.

The Restoration Job Board can be used to advertise positions to
qualified candidates in the coastal and estuarine habitat restoration
field. Employers can post jobs online, search for qualified candidates
based on specific job criteria, and create an online resume agent to
email qualified candidates daily. For job seekers, the Restoration
Job Board is a free service that provides access to employers and jobs
in coastal and estuarine habitat restoration. In addition to posting
their resumes, job seekers can browse and view available jobs based on
their criteria and save those jobs for later review.

The Restoration Job Board will be featured at Restore America's
Estuaries' upcoming 3rd National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine
Habitat Restoration. Resumes will be perused by Sponsoring businesses
and organizations from around the country. To view a list of
Conference Sponsors, please visit http://www.estuaries.org/conference.

* * *

Restore America's Estuaries 3rd National Conference - Forging the
National Imperative - will bring timely national attention to the
challenges and opportunities to comprehensive coastal ecosystem
restoration throughout the U.S., and will emphasize the challenges
ahead in strengthening a national commitment to coastal restoration.

For further information, please visit the Registration Desk at the
Hilton Riverside Hotel beginning Saturday, December 9.
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