Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Meeting and Public Listening Session

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Title: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Meeting and Public Listening SessionDescription: The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force will meet from 8 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. A public listening session will take place from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77550. The meeting space is fully accessible. If you have special needs or require translation, please contact the Task Force.

Texas Resource Trustees Early Restoration Public Meeting

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Title: Texas Resource Trustees Early Restoration Public MeetingLocation: Corpus Christi, TXDescription: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be hosting a public meeting Thursday, June 9 from 6-8 p.m. to discuss the early restoration planning process designed to start addressing impacts to natural resources caused by the Deepwater BP oil spill. The meeting will take place in Room 1003 of the Natural Resource Building on the Texas A&M Corpus Christi campus.

Alabama Resource Trustees Early Restoration Public Meeting

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Title: Alabama Resource Trustees Early Restoration Public MeetingLocation: Spanish Fort, ALDescription: The State of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Geological Survey of Alabama, as Alabama Natural Resource Trustees, will conduct a Public Meeting on Wednesday, June 8, from 6-8:30 pm in the Tensaw Theater at Five Rivers Alabama Delta Resource Center at 30945 Five Rivers Boulevard (Mobile Bay Causeway) Spanish Fort, AL 36527 to discuss the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Early Restoration process and

Road to Restoration: Assessing the Damage to Shorelines

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The Gulf of Mexico supports more than half of the wetlands in the United States – in fact, more than 40 percent of the wetlands in the lower 48 states are in Louisiana alone. These and other shoreline habitats, including marshes and mangroves, are home to birds, fish, and other wildlife. These areas are being lost at a rapid rate in the Gulf due to storms, erosion, sea-level rise, and other factors.

Deadline for PEIS Public Comment

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Title: Deadline for PEIS Public CommentLink out: Click hereDescription: Do you have thoughts on the types and scope of actions that might be needed to restore the Gulf? You can give us your feedback through our online form. Comments will be accepted until May 18, 2011.Date: 2011-05-18

Deadline to Submit Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative RFP Letter of Intent

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Title: Deadline to Submit Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative RFP Letter of IntentLink out: Click hereDescription: On May 24, 2010, BP committed $500 million over a 10-year period to create a broad, independent research program to be conducted at research institutions primarily in the U.S. Gulf Coast States. The program is known as the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI).

Trustees Announce $1 Billion for Restoration Projects in Gulf of Mexico

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Under an unprecedented agreement, BP has agreed to provide $1 billion toward early restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico. This is the largest agreement of its kind ever reached. These projects will begin to address impacts to natural resources caused by the Deepwater BP oil spill.

Gulf Scene Investigation: Oil Analysis Video Documents the NRDA Sampling Process

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One year after the Deepwater BP oil spill, state and federal agency-led partners have collected almost 30,000 Natural Resource Damage Assessment samples to determine the impacts to the Gulf’s natural resources. It’s an unprecedented number of samples compared to any other U.S. oil spill.