The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has released an update to its 2013 Comprehensive Plan.
According to the Council, the update provides additional strategic guidance for them to follow as they make decisions on funding projects and activities aimed at restoring the Gulf of Mexico.
The Council will meet to vote on the Comprehensive Plan Update and hear from some of its key restoration partners including representatives from the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund.
The meeting will be Friday, December 16, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans, LA, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CST.
The Council has updated its Initial Comprehensive Plan to include recent developments in Gulf restoration such as the resolution of civil claims against BP for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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.