Secretary Jewell Visits Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve
December 6, 2013
Secretary Jewell joined local, federal, and state officials in announcing Phase III of the early restoration projects along the Gulf Coast proposed by the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assesment Trustees. A draft plan to dedicate $627 million to 44 early restoration projects across the Gulf states was released by the Trustees.
Superintendent Lance Hatten of the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve began the announcement. Photo: Department of the Interior
Secretary Jewell helps announce Phase III of the Gulf restoration efforts. “Today’s announcement is an important step as we work to not only restore the natural resources that were impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but to also build back the resiliency of the region." Photo: Department of the Interior
Cindy Dohner, Southeast Regional Director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service spoke at the announcement as well. “This expedited approach jump starts the longer term restoration needs, and has us years ahead of where we would be if we waited." Photo: Department of the Interior
Garret Graves, Chair of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana also participated in the event. Photo: Department of the Interior
Superintendant Hatten show Secretary Jewell around the Jean Lafitte area. Photo: Department of the Interior