Saturday, September 26, 2020

DEP to Host Gulf Recovery Webinar

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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 Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 1 PM.

The webinar is part of the ongoing efforts to restore and recover the economies of the Gulf Coast states impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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. 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 must be submitted through the portal as soon as possible.

DEP and FWC will host a public meeting in Panama City on Oct. 22 in addition to the webinar. Find more information at www.deepwaterhorizonflorida.com.

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