From the Gulf of Mexico Alliance:

RESTORE Council Announces Draft Selections
Comments due on draft selected projects and programs by September 28, 2015.

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council announced their Draft Initial Funded Priorities List (draft FPL). The 45 projects represent components of those submitted by the state and federal Council members. 


Public comment on the selections will be open through September 28, 2015. The Public is encouraged to provide comments online here (preferred method); by mail to Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council. Attention: Draft FPL Comments, Hale Boggs Federal Building, 500 Poydras Street, Suite 1117, New Orleans, LA 70130; email to (link sends e-mail); or in person during formal public comment periods at any of the public meetings.


Public meetings are scheduled to hear from regional constituents before the selections are made final. Those meetings will be: 

  • Aug. 20, 2015 Texas A&M University 6:00 pm CST Corpus Christi, TX 48412
  • Aug. 26, 2015 FWC Fish & Wildlife Research Insti. 6:00pm EST Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Aug. 27, 2015 Gulf Coast State College 6:00 pm CST Panama City, FL 32401
  • Sept. 1, 2015 Battle House Renaissance Mobile 6:00 pm CST Mobile, AL 36602
  • Sept. 10, 2015 Coast Coliseum & Convention Center 5:00 pm CST Biloxi, MS 39531
  • Sept. 15, 2015 Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center 5:30 pm CST New Orleans, LA 70148
  • Sept. 16, 2015 Morgan City Municipal Auditorium 5:30 pm CST Morgan City, LA 70380

This first round of selections will be funded from the settlement with Transocean Deepwater Inc. Once final, the projects will be included in the Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker. To view project locations now, view the Council-created story map

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