The Texas Trustee Implementation Group has released a draft restoration plan and environmental assessment. The plan includes restoration projects to compensate for the injury to natural resources and lost recreational use caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The plan is consistent with the Trustees’ programmatic restoration plan.
The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group is planning activities to address lost recreational opportunities caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We would like your input regarding natural resource restoration opportunities in Louisiana.
The Open Ocean Restoration Area webinar was held on April 27, 2017 from 12:00-1:30 EST. The webinar introduced the Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group and provided an overview of the settlement as well as early and initial restoration planning processes.
The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group is conducting strategic restoration planning. We will be considering two phases of restoration. The first phase will prepare a strategic restoration plan for Louisiana’s Barataria Basin. The second plan will initiate restoration planning for projects identified in the phase 1 plan, potentially including the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion.
Phase 1 Plan
Sailing towards Pensacola’s Plaza de Luna under a late afternoon sun, two new passenger ferries were greeted by a crowd of excited local residents. The ferries were built as part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore Ferry Project, which is being implemented by the Department of the Interior.
The Trustees are committed to providing annual reports to the public to show our restoration progress, as well as how we’re spending settlement funds.
You can find a summary report of fund allocations and expenditures.
It’s been one year since we settled with BP and began implementing our programmatic plan to restore the Gulf. Since then, we’ve been busy planning, implementing restoration, and hearing from you about what restoration should look like.
The implementation phase of the Florida Oyster Cultch Placement Project has been completed. It will enhance and improve oyster populations affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Oyster secondary productivity along Florida’s panhandle suffered adverse impacts from the spill.
The Alabama Trustee Implementation Group has approved its first restoration plan and environmental impact statement (EIS). The restoration activities described in the plan will address natural resource injuries from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group is holding a webinar on Thursday, April 27 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. Eastern. Participants will be able to learn about our restoration planning process, request for project ideas, and next steps for the Open Ocean Restoration Area.