Funding Projects to Restore Florida’s Pristine Environment from Last Summer’s Tragedy

April 29, 2015, 5:41 pm

Tags: Oil Spill

April 14, 2011 – Moving forward from last year’s spill and Feinberg settlements, what happens next? The federally required Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA) process is underway and you have opportunities to influence how billions of dollars for environmental restoration will be spent. From projects like beach renourishment, dune walk-over installations, oyster reefs and sea grass plantings; public input is being sought. Yet time is limited to May 15. During this webinar you’ll learn how you can affect the process for your community. It will include a very brief history of the Oil Spill Pollution Act of 1991 that designated how polluters must restore damaged ecosystems and the services they provide to residents and tourists. We’ll look at examples of past restoration projects from the Tampa Bay oil spill of 1993 and conclude with coaching, addresses, how to formulate and submit projects desired to make your community “whole” from last year’s disaster. You have a voice in projects intended to ensure that walks on the beach are oil free, fishing estuaries are productive and abundant wildlife returns. Learn how this process will work and your ability to influence what projects dollars are allotted to. Presented by Ocean Conservancy.

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