UPDATE: Florida Trustees Seek Public Comment on Draft Restoration Plan I

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UPDATE, October 12, 2018:

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group's Draft Restoration Plan I Public Webinar is canceled until further notice due to Hurricane Michael and recovery efforts. The public webinar will be rescheduled at a later date. Additionally, the public comment period will be extended. Dates for both the webinar and new comment period ending will be announced soon.

Notice of Initiation of Restoration Planning in Mississippi

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The Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group has initiated drafting of two restoration plans:

Supplement to Restoration Plan I

Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group Seeks Public Comment on its First Draft Restoration Plan

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The Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group has released its Draft Restoration Plan 1 and Environmental Assessment (PDF, 141 pg) for the bird and sturgeon restoration types described in the Trustees’ Programmatic Restoration Plan.

Florida’s Island View Park Project Complete, Opening Soon

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The Florida Trustee Implementation Group, and partners at Franklin County and The Trust for Public Land, recently announced the completion of Island View Park, which will provide improved public access to coastal resources of the Florida Panhandle.

This park is one of five components of the Florida Coastal Access Project, to facilitate and enhance the public’s access to surrounding natural resources, and increase recreational opportunities lost due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Louisiana Trustees Release Funds to Support Monitoring of Fish and Marine Mammal Research

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In July, the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group approved funding for three important activities to inform restoration planning and projects in the Gulf of Mexico. You can view and download the approved resolution and scopes of work here.

Alabama Releases Second Restoration Plan

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The Alabama Trustee Implementation Group has approved its second Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (PDF, 1,218 pg) to address natural resource injuries from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The plan and appendices are listed below. This restoration plan focuses on restoration alternatives that will:

Mississippi Trustees Release Notice Canceling Three Components of the Restoring Living Shorelines Early Restoration Project

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The Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group released a Notice of Project Change (PDF, 4 pg) canceling three components of the Restoring Living Shorelines and Reefs in Mississippi Estuaries early restoration project approved by the