Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Public and NGO Listening Session on Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration

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Title: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Public and NGO Listening Session on Gulf Coast Ecosystem RestorationLocation: Congressman Solomon P.

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Public and NGO Listening Session on Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration

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Title: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Public and NGO Listening Session on Gulf Coast Ecosystem RestorationLocation: University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Selby Auditorium; 8350 North Tamiami Trail; Sarasota, FL 34243Link out: Click hereDescription: This listening session is designed to be a forum for interested members from the public and non-governmental organizations to provide individual input that will inform the development of the

Restoration Begins on Underwater Grasses Damaged by Response to Deepwater BP Oil Spill

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As part of the ongoing Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) that has followed the Deepwater BP oil spill, federal and state partners have reached an agreement with BP to begin a new effort to restore submerged aquatic vegetation that was damaged by response vessels and activities.

Public Provides an Array of Restoration Ideas for the Gulf of Mexico

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Members of the public shared their ideas about broad restoration types to restore the Gulf following the Deepwater BP oil spill at scoping meetings that took place in March and April. The scoping meetings are part of the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement process.

The meetings provided the public an opportunity to comment on the types of restoration projects they would like used to offset the potential impacts to natural resources–and the human uses of them–caused by the BP oil spill.