Secretary Jewell Visits the Gulf Coast and Tours Breton Island National Wildlife Refuge
December 6, 2013
Secretary Jewell visited Marrero, Louisiana to help announce the third and largest phase of the early restoration projects proposed by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resources Trustees. She made the announcement at the end of a two-day visit to Louisiana, where she took an aerial tour of the Gulf of Mexico and visited two national wildlife refuges- Breton Island and Big Branch.
Secretary Jewell took an aerial tour of the Gulf of Mexico while visiting Louisiana. Photo: Department of the Interior
Aerial view of the Gulf of Mexico where restoration efforts continue after the 2010 oil spill. Photo: Department of the Interior
Secretary Jewell received an airboat tour of the Breton Island National Wildlife Refuge to see first-hand efforts underway to recover from the 2010 oil spill and to strengthen coastal resilience, a priority in the President’s Climate Action Plan. Photo: Department of the Interior
Secretary Jewell on the airboat during the tour. Photo: Department of the Interior
Breton Island National Wildlife Refuge is the second oldest national wildlife refuge and provides habitat for seabirds, including brown pelicans. A barrier island off the coast of Louisiana, North Breton Island was one of the first to be oiled by the spill because of its position on the outer coast. Photo: Department of the Interior