The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) has just released a proposed update to its 2013 Comprehensive Plan.
The draft provides important additional strategic guidance for the Council to follow as it makes decisions on funding projects and activities aimed at restoring the Gulf of Mexico.
The Council is updating its Initial Comprehensive Plan now in order to take into account recent developments in Gulf restoration.
The update also captures important public input and lessons learned from the process of developing and approving its initial Funded Priorities List (FPL), its first slate of restoration activities to be funded through the RESTORE Act, and positions the Council to make the most effective use of future funds as they become available beginning in 2017.
“The Council is pleased to present this draft Comprehensive Plan Update to the public and we look forward to your comments,” said Justin R. Ehrenwerth, Executive Director of the Council. “We want to hear your thoughts on how the Council can best move forward with comprehensive restoration across the coast.”
Public comments on the draft Comprehensive Plan Update will be accepted from August 23, 2016 to October 7, 2016.