DEP AND FWC Seek Public Input to Help With Oil Spill Recovery

Oct. 21, 2014

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will host a Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act) funding and projects webinar on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. EST. There will not be a public meeting in Panama City on Oct. 22, as this webinar replaces the public meeting originally scheduled. The webinar format will allow for broader participation across the state.

WHAT:                Deepwater Horizon RESTORE Act Webinar

WHEN:                Oct. 22, 2014

                            6 – 8 p.m. EST

REGISTER:         Deepwater Horizon RESTORE Act Webinar 

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council recently announced the process by which council members may submit projects for funding consideration under the Council-Selected Restoration Component. The submission window for council members to submit projects and proposals closes on Nov. 17. The council has noted that the initial projects to be funded will focus on water quality and habitat restoration. DEP and FWC are considering many project proposals that align with these focus areas, such as watershed restoration. All the projects submitted through DEP’s online portal will be considered, but any new project proposals or updates to existing proposals should be submitted through the portal as soon as possible. More information can be found at

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