FRIDAY: Secretary Jewell to Announce Major Milestone for Early Restoration Projects in Louisiana

Projects Part of Landscape-Level Restoration Efforts along Gulf Coast Region


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NEW ORLEANS, LA — Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will be in New Orleans on Friday to announce another milestone toward the restoration of the Gulf coast region following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. At 9am CST, Jewell will join local, federal and state officials to announce the third and largest phase of early restoration projects along the Gulf Coast as proposed by the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees.

Jewell will also highlight ongoing interagency work to restore the region’s natural resources and underscore how Gulf Coast resilience is an important part of the President’s Climate Action Plan, which includes key measures to restore natural features along shorelines that help better protect communities from future storms.

Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Cindy Dohner, Southeast Regional Director, US Fish and Wildlife Service & Authorized Official, U.S. Department of Interior
Lance Hatten, Superintendent, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
Garrett Graves, Chair, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana

Announcement of Gulf Coast Restoration Milestone

Friday, December 6, 2013
8:45 a.m. CST – Media Check-In
9:00 a.m. CST – Press Conference

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
Environmental Education Center & Amphitheatre
6588 Barataria Boulevard
Marrero, LA 70072

Media interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP here by 5:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, December 5.