Deepwater BP Oil Spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Update

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Title: Deepwater BP Oil Spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment UpdateLocation: Escambia County Central Office Complex, 3363 West Park Place, Pensacola, FLDescription: Public meeting to give an update on the status of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment process for the Deepwater BP oil spill.

View Early Restoration Project Ideas

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NOAA and other federal and state agencies are leading efforts to assess impacts to, and determine appropriate restoration for, Gulf resources injured by the Deepwater BP oil spill.

Following a $1 billion early restoration agreement with BP, these natural resource trustees have been accepting restoration project ideas from members of the public.

Mississippi Resource Trustee Early Restoration Public Meeting

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Title: Mississippi Resource Trustee Early Restoration Public MeetingLocation: Donal M. Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Road, Biloxi, MSLink out: Click hereDescription: The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is holding a come-and-go public meeting to hear your ideas about restoring natural resources injured by the Deepwater BP oil spill.

Louisiana Resource Trustees Early Restoration Public Meeting

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Title: Louisiana Resource Trustees Early Restoration Public MeetingLocation: New Orleans, LALink out: Click hereDescription: The State of Louisiana is currently engaged in the process of selecting potential early restoration projects, as are other impacted state and federal trustees. Project proposals may be submitted online at http://losco-dwh.com.

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.