Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

In July 2012,the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act) established the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council), which is comprised of governors from the five affected Gulf States, the Secretaries from the U.S. Departments of the Interior, Commerce, Agriculture, and Homeland Security as well as the Secretary of the Army and the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Gulf States recommended and President Obama appointed the Secretary of Commerce as the Council’s Chair.

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August 12, 2015

~ A series of public meetings will be held across the Gulf Coast ~

NEW ORLEANS – The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) today released a draft Initial Funded Priorities List (draft FPL). Using funds from the settlement with...

June 4, 2015

The Council Member Summary Notice of Application Process for Council-Selected Restoration Component Projects and Programs has been published in the Federal Register and can be viewed...

April 15, 2015

Gulf of Mexico, April 15, 2015 ----
Five years after the nation’s largest off-shore oil spill, the leaders of three aspects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill recovery effort, including the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council), the Natural Resource...

March 12, 2015

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) is currently evaluating submissions for potential funding under the Council-Selected Restoration Component. Each State and federal member of the Council was responsible...

December 1, 2014

Each state and federal member of the Council was responsible for proposing restoration projects and programs for consideration by the Council as a whole. Questions regarding specific proposals can be directed to the proposing Council member.

All of the proposals submitted by Council...