The Alabama Trustee Implementation Group has released its first draft restoration plan and environmental impact statement (EIS). The restoration activities proposed in this plan will compensate the public for lost recreational shoreline use opportunities in Alabama caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The Florida Trustee Implementation Group is making some changes to the Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline project. This project was selected during the third phase of early restoration for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The Trustees have updated their standard operating procedures. These operating procedures guide the long-term management, implementation, and administration of settlement funds for natural resource restoration.
The changes include revisions to:
- Section 2.2 (Trustee Council Management Structure)
- Section 3.4 (Records Retention)
And the addition of:
Due to site issues that arose during planning and development, the Louisiana Marine Fisheries Enhancement, Research, and Science Center project will no longer proceed. This project was originally selected during the third phase of early restoration for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) is implementing a project to help restore pelagic fish in the Gulf. This project will benefit the Gulf of Mexico in the short- and long-term and will compensate for impacts from the spill.
The Florida Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) is inviting the public to submit project ideas for restoration in Florida.
We are accepting ideas for the following restoration types:
The Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group (MS TIG) will hold its first annual public meeting on November 15, 2016, in Biloxi, Mississippi. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ's) Restoration Summit. During the Restoration Summit, representatives from the MS TIG will provide an update on our restoration planning efforts and will be available to answer questions during the Restoration Summit’s open house. We look forward to seeing the public at this meeting.
The Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group has initiated drafting its 2016-2017 Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment. This is its first restoration plan to begin addressing natural resource injuries from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It will be drafted consistent with programmatic restoration plan.
The Swift Tract Living Shoreline project in Alabama is now under construction!