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Save the Date: Governor’s Alabama Restoration Summit

Media Release

For Immediate Release
For More information contact:
Keala J. Hughes, Director of External Affairs & Tribal Relations
Direct: 504-717-7235

Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) invite you to save the date for the inaugural AlabamaRestoration Summit. The Summit will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spanish Fort Community Center.

The Summit will have afternoon and evening sessions. The afternoon sessions will take place from approximately 3:00 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. and be comprised of a RESTORE 101 Session and a Program Evaluation and Adaptive Management Session. These sessions will take place concurrently. The RESTORE 101 breakout sessions will inform participants about the RESTORE Act and its funding mechanisms and provide information on how to engage in Alabama’s restoration efforts. This session is directed toward a non-technical audience.

At the same time, participants will have the option of participating in a Program Evaluation and Adaptive Management Session, which will be more technical in nature. This session will help inform Alabama’s approach to evaluating the progress of restoration projects funded by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Federal RESTORE Council).

During the evening session, which begins at 5:30, participants will have the opportunity to hear from Governor Kay Ivey and ADCNR Commissioner Chris Blankenship about restoration in Alabama. Attendees will learn about the upcoming work of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council and how Alabama will collaborate with Council members to develop priorities for upcoming project submissions to the Federal Restore Council.

Additionally, updates will be provided regarding projects currently funded through the various DWH restoration funding types:

An opportunity to provide comment on restoration priorities will be provided. An open house will follow the evening session.

This event is open to the public and no registration is required. A reminder e-mail will be sent prior to the event. For Alabama DWH restoration updates and to sign up for e-mail updates, please visit our website at If you are unable to attend the afternoon RESTORE 101 Session, please contact Keala Hughes with the Federal Restore Council for information on future events at


Date: October 11, 2018

Location: Spanish Fort Community Center

               7361 Spanish Fort Blvd.

               Spanish Fort, AL 36527


3:00-5:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

1.      RESTORE 101 Session

2.      Program Evaluation and Adaptive Management Session

5:30 p.m.

Alabama Restoration Summit

7:30 p.m.

Open House

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise ADCNR at least five days before the meeting by calling Amy Hunter at (251) 621-1216.