Title: Louisiana Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Public MeetingLocation: New Orleans, LADescription: What happens now that the spill has been stopped?
Did you know that shipwrecks are great places for corals to grow?
When a ship sinks to the bottom of the ocean, corals can attach to the wreckage and thrive. Thatâs one of the things researchers aboard the Ronald H. Brown were looking for when the NOAA ship started its cruise around the Gulf of Mexico in October.
Title: Alabama Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Public MeetingLocation: Spanish Fort, ALDescription: The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Alabamaâs lead trustee agency for the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill, and the Geological Survey of Alabama, are hosting a public meeting on the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA), along with federal trustee partners, NOAA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The agencies responsible for natural resources damaged by the Deepwater BP oil spill will represent the public during the damage assessment process, Louisiana officials said at public meetings throughout the state in late October.
The Gulf of Mexico will be restored following damage from the Deepwater BP oil spill, and the public will play a major role in that restoration process, officials said at a meeting in Galveston, Texas, on October 12.
More than 50 people attended to discuss the process of assessing the damage and restoring the environment. This was the first in a series of informational public meetings to take place across the Gulf region in the coming weeks.