Florida Restoration Page

Florida beach and dune at sunset

Navarre Beach Park Coastal Access and Dune Restoration

Restoration work in the Florida Restoration Area is focusing on restoring water quality and wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats as well as replenishing and protecting sea turtles, marine mammals, birds, and oysters. We are also providing and enhancing recreational opportunities and restoring habitats on federal lands.

Together, the trustees are restoring natural resources—and the services they provide—that were injured by the spill. We are developing project-specific restoration plans that are consistent with the resource allocations laid out in the programmatic restoration plan (see chart below).  As part of the restoration planning process, we are accepting restoration project ideas from the public. The public also has the opportunity to review and comment on any proposed project-specific restoration plans for the Florida Restoration Area. Once a plan is approved, we will implement and monitor the selected projects.

Restoration Plans

Florida Restoration Plan 3
Florida Phase V.4 Coastal Access Project
Florida Restoration Plan 2
Florida Phase V.3 Florida Coastal Access Project
Florida Restoration Plan 1
Florida Phase V.2 Florida Coast Access Project Restoration Plan

Recent News

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a sunset is shown over calm water

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group has

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a sandy beach is shown with sea oats in the foreground

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group held its

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a sandy beach is shown with sea oats in the foreground

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group will hold

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cat point living shoreline at sunset

The American Shore and Beach Preservation

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a couple stands on a beach with an orange sunset in the background

Through the cooperation and coordination of five

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a group of roseate spoonbills stand in shallow water

The Florida Trustees have increased the budget for

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boardwalk in white sand

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group held its

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boardwalk leading out to a white beach under grey cloudy sky

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group will hold

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a tidal waterway in Florida.

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group invites

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A small shorebird sanding on the beach, each leg has ID bands.

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group held its

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Grassy marsh with a small stand of trees in the background under a blue sky with scattered clouds.

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group will hold

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On a Mississippi Gulf Coast beach looking out to the water with a pier.

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource

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Aerial view of living shorelines in Mississippi

Work continued making progress on two living

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A truck pulling a boat out of the water at a new boat ramp.

June 5 through 13 is National Fishing and Boating

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Anglers fishing on kayaks in Texas, near Port Aransas. Copyright Texas Parks and Wildlife

The Trustee Council will hold its sixth annual

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A sea turtle swimming underwater in the Gulf of Mexico

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group has

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Dunes at Navarre Beach Marine Park, one of the Florida Coastal Access projects.

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group held its

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Two eastern willets (birds) on a Florida Beach. Image Florida Fish and Wildlife

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group will hold

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Silhouette of an angler fishing from a small boat on a lake with the sun setting in the background.

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group is

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A school of Horse-eye jacks in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Trustee Council will hold its fifth annual

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Sunset over dunes and marsh in Destin Florida, a dolphin dorsal fin breaches the water in the foreground.

In 2019, the Deepwater Horizon Trustees continued

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Snowy plover nesting on beach habitat.

Post-predator control shorebird surveys are

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Agency officials and partners cut a ribbon to commemorate a project completion.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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A large wooden model of a crayfish body under construction in a workshop.

A new public park located along the shore of North

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Sandy dunes and dune vegetation on Florida's coast - at Navarre Marine Park

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group approved

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Dunes and vegetation on a Santa Rosa Island Florida beach. The Gulf of Mexico is in the background.

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group invites

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Coastal sand dunes with water in the background off Florida's coast.

Florida Trustee Implementation Group Proposes

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A ferry motoring away toward its destination.

“Welcome home!” That’s what people in downtown

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Dunes and vegetation on a Florida beach, looking out into the Gulf of Mexico.

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group is

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A coastal park with a pond in the background, benches near a tree in the foreground.

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group approved

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Kayaks lying on the shore of a small bay inlet on the Gulf of Mexico.

On September 25, the Florida Restoration Area

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A shelter on the beach, and pier jetting into the water at the new Island View Park.

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group, and

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Sea oats grow on a beach on the Florida Gulf Coast.

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group, released

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Many aspects of the restored Shell Point Beach include coastal vegetation, sand re-nourishment and public amenities.

Construction on the Shell Point Beach Nourishment

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A diver operates a camera in a coral nursery.

The Trustees are committed to providing annual

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shovels on a beach

A project aimed at stabilizing Destin, Florida’s

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Beach in Florida

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group is

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green turtle on a beach

It’s been one year since we settled with BP and

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oyster cultch

The implementation phase of the Florida Oyster

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Pensacola living shorelines

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group is making

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Florida seagrass

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) is

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Florida living shorelines

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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Pink kayak

Learn more about the Florida Trustee

Projects

Projects led by the trustees for the Florida Restoration Area are below. Use the filters below to search for specific projects. Learn more about individual projects below or view them in our interactive map. You can also learn about the environmental compliance for each of these projects

Planning

Planning led by the trustees for the Florida Restoration Area are below. Use the filters below to search for specific planning efforts.
Florida Allocation of Restoration Funds

The chart shows the restoration funding allocated to the Florida Restoration Area for each restoration goal and the percentage of committed funds as of May 2023. For more information on the allocation of funds, please visit the Department of Justice Deepwater Horizon page. 

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Monitoring and Adaptive Management

The Florida Restoration Area considers monitoring and adaptive management throughout their restoration efforts.

Check out the Monitoring and Adaptive Management Manual for more information.

Trustee Implementation Group

The trustees for the Florida Restoration Area are:

Contact: DeepwaterHorizon@dep.state.fl.us