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Public Comment: Maurepas Swamp and Bahia Grande Proposed Amendments

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) is seeking public comment on a proposal to approve funding for two ecosystem restoration activities. Specifically, the Council is proposing to vote whether to amend its 2015 Initial Funded Priorities List (Initial FPL) and Funded Priorities List 3a (FPL 3a) to approve the following:


  • $968,863 in implementation funding for the  Bahia Grande Wetland System Restoration project in Texas (included in Initial FPL)

  • $130,000,000 in implementation funding for the River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp project in Louisiana (included in FPL 3a)


These two proposed funding decisions are independent of each other; the Council can vote to approve one, both or neither. These projects are being bundled into one public notice for efficiency. The Council invites the public to offer comments on one or both proposed funding actions. Comments should be limited to the projects listed above.  


Background on this proposed funding approval for these projects is provided below. Before voting on whether to approve funding, the Council is publishing these FPL amendments for a 32-day public comment period beginning on February 2, 2023 and concluding at 11:59 pm (CST) on March 6, 2023. You may submit comments using one of the two methods below:


By Email: To  

Email submission of comments ensures timely receipt. 


By U.S. Mail:  Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council 

Attn: Maurepas and Bahia Grande FPL Amendment Comments

500 Poydras Street, Suite 1117 

New Orleans, LA 70130

Mail must be posted no later than March 6, 2023 to be included in this public comment period. 

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