Deepwater Horizon Natural Resources Trustees release restoration plan: December 10

UPDATED: December 10, 2019. Audio from the December 10, 2019, press call is available. See below.
December 10, 2019 Today, the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resources Trustees released a restoration plan for the Open Ocean Restoration Area. A media teleconference is scheduled this afternoon at 1:00 pm ET.
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The plan proposes $226 million in preferred restoration projects to help restore fish, sea turtles, marine mammals and deep-sea coral habitat injured by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It represents the largest dedication of Natural Resource Damage Assessment funds to restore these oceanic marine resources in the Gulf to date.

NOAA press call announcing Deepwater Horizon 'Open Ocean' restoration plan

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1:00 pm ET


  • Laurie Rounds, NOAA Office of Habitat Conservation Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group Lead 
  • Rachel Sweeney, NOAA Office of Habitat Conservation, Deepwater Horizon Program Manager

Dial in: 1-888-989-7536
Passcode: Open Ocean

Media contact
Allison Garrett, 727-551-5750