On November 10, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will host the 7th annual Mississippi Restoration Summit to engage the public on current and new restoration projects in Mississippi in the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The theme for this year’s event is Purposeful Restoration.
“There is a purpose and strategy to our restoration work,” said MDEQ Executive Director Chris Wells. “From ecological restoration and conservation, to infrastructure, to workforce development and tourism, there are many factors at play in each project. This event is a great chance to see what we have been doing, what we are doing, and what we will be doing and to offer input that will help us with future planning.”
In 2012, the President signed into law the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act) to fund projects in the Gulf Coast region.
More information and a copy of the agenda for the summit are available here.