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November 2022 (2)
11/08: Florida Trustees Approve Plan to Update Coastal Sensitivity Index Maps [ Florida , Monitoring and Adaptive Management , Project News ]
11/07: Submit Project Ideas for Florida’s Third Restoration Plan [ Florida , Draft Restoration Plan , Project News ]

October 2022 (2)
10/11: Notice of Initiation of Restoration Planning in Mississippi [ Mississippi , Project News ]
10/07: Mississippi Trustees to Proceed with Engineering and Design of St. Louis Bay Living Shoreline Component [ Mississippi , Project News ]

September 2022 (2)
09/20: Shoreline Restoration Work Underway at McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge [ Texas , Project News ]
09/12: Open Ocean Trustees Approve One-Year Extensions, Additional Funds for Gulf Sturgeon Restoration [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]

August 2022 (2)
08/29: To Restore Gulf Fish, Shrimpers Test Better Gear for Reducing Bycatch [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]
08/24: Designing Excluder Devices to Reduce Juvenile Sea Turtle Bycatch [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]

June 2022 (1)
06/07: Follow Along as Restoration Project Creates 1,200 Acres of Marsh in Louisiana [ Louisiana , Project News ]

May 2022 (4)
05/24: Major Milestone Completed with New Bird Rookery Island [ Texas , Project News ]
05/17: Bike and Pedestrian Path Project Leverages Funds to Maintain Momentum [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]
05/16: Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group Announces Change to the Graveline Bay Land Acquisition and Management Project [ Mississippi , Notices , Project News ]
05/10: Free Gear Available for Gulf Reef Fish Anglers to Help Reef Fish Survive Release [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]

April 2022 (1)
04/20: 1,200 Acre, $151 Million Marsh Restoration Project Now Underway in Louisiana [ Louisiana , Project News ]

February 2022 (3)
02/15: Upcoming Expeditions will Support Deep-sea Habitat Restoration [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]
02/11: Historic Pilot Town Land Acquired for Conservation in Alabama [ Regionwide , Project News ]
02/04: Work Begins on Texas’ McFaddin Beach, Final Phase of Salt Bayou Watershed Restoration [ Texas , Notices , Project News ]

January 2022 (2)
01/25: In its Final Year, Early Project Data Show Fishermen Are Contributing to Healthier Gulf Fisheries [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]
01/19: Updates on the Open Ocean Sea Turtle Project Working with Menhaden Purse Seine Fishery [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]

December 2021 (2)
12/20: Alabama Trustees Release Comprehensive Oyster Restoration Strategy [ Alabama , Notices , Project News , Publication ]
12/01: Open Ocean 2021 Annual Meeting, Mesophotic and Deep Benthic Webinar Materials Available [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News , Public Meetings ]

November 2021 (2)
11/22: Making Progress on Improving Responses to Gulf Marine Mammal Disasters [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Notices , Project News ]
11/09: Trustees Release First Comprehensive Review of Restoration Progress [ Trustee Council , Alabama , Florida , Louisiana , Mississippi , Texas , Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Regionwide , Monitoring and Adaptive Management , Notices , Project News , Publication ]

October 2021 (1)
10/21: Bringing Together Experts to Plan Innovative Deep-sea Habitat Restoration [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]

September 2021 (3)
09/29: Work Continues on the Restoring Living Shorelines and Reefs in Mississippi Estuaries Project [ Mississippi , Notices , Project News ]
09/14: Return ‘Em Right: Angling for Better Catch and Release in Gulf Reef Fisheries [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]
09/02: Conserved Acreage on Florida’s East Coast Benefits Sea Turtles [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]

July 2021 (3)
07/27: Texas Adds Resiliency and Wildlife Corridors with Land Acquisition [ Texas , Project News ]
07/26: Public Input Drives Improvements to the Gulf Spill Restoration Website [ Trustee Council , Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Regionwide , Alabama , Florida , Mississippi , Louisiana , Texas , Project News , Public Meetings ]
07/13: Living Shoreline Projects Move Forward in Florida, Mississippi [ Florida , Mississippi , Project News ]

June 2021 (3)
06/30: Deepwater Horizon Funding Helps Save Sea Turtles in Texas [ Regionwide , Texas , Project News ]
06/15: Queen Bess Island Welcomes Home Another Pelican That Persevered After Deepwater Horizon [ Louisiana , Project News ]
06/09: Getting Out on the Water in the Sunshine State [ Florida , Project News ]

January 2021 (2)
01/28: After Four Successful Years, Oceanic Fish Restoration Project Enters 2021 Season [ Open-Ocean , Project News ]
01/21: On Dauphin Island, Acquiring Land Is for the Birds [ Alabama , Project News ]

December 2020 (1)
12/18: Restoration Begins on North Breton Island [ Louisiana , Project News ]

November 2020 (1)
11/19: Gulf State Park Awarded for Environmental Sustainability [ Alabama , Project News ]

October 2020 (1)
10/13: Partner Selected in Open Ocean Recreational Reef Fish Restoration Project [ Open-Ocean , Project News ]

July 2020 (2)
07/31: Birds of a Feather Get Tagged Together [ Alabama , Project News ]
07/27: Protecting Nesting Loons in Minnesota by Getting the Lead Out! [ Open-Ocean , Project News ]

June 2020 (1)
06/10: Rescued from Deepwater Horizon, a Resilient Native Returns to Queen Bess Island [ Louisiana , Project News ]

May 2020 (1)
05/27: Florida Shorebird Surveys Underway Thanks to Creative Staffing [ Florida , Project News ]

April 2020 (5)
04/29: Gateway to Weeks Bay Conserved for Future Generations [ Alabama , Project News ]
04/20: 10 Years After Deepwater Horizon: Projects Utilizing Multiple Funding Sources [ Trustee Council , Regionwide , Open-Ocean , Louisiana , Mississippi , Alabama , Florida , Texas , Project News ]
04/20: 10 Years After Deepwater Horizon: Projects Implemented in Multiple Locations [ Trustee Council , Regionwide , Open-Ocean , Louisiana , Mississippi , Alabama , Florida , Texas , Project News ]
04/20: 10 Years After Deepwater Horizon: Projects that Benefit Multiple Types of Resources [ Trustee Council , Regionwide , Open-Ocean , Louisiana , Mississippi , Alabama , Florida , Texas , Project News ]
04/20: 10 Years after Deepwater Horizon: A Statement from the​ Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Council [ Trustee Council , Regionwide , Open-Ocean , Louisiana , Mississippi , Alabama , Florida , Texas , Project News ]

February 2020 (2)
02/14: Queen Bess Island Restored in Time for Nesting Season [ Louisiana , Project News ]
02/07: Florida’s Salinas Park Completion Celebrated with Ribbon Cutting [ Florida , Project News ]

January 2020 (2)
01/28: Project Restoring Gulf Pelagic Fish Kicks Off Fourth Year [ Open-Ocean , Project News ]
01/17: Florida Schoolchildren Happy to Share Park with Crayfish [ Florida , Project News ]

October 2018 (2)
10/31: Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Considering Changes to the Lake Charles Science Center and Educational Complex [ Louisiana , Notices , Project News ]
10/05: Florida’s Island View Park Project Complete, Opening Soon [ Florida , Project News ]

September 2018 (2)
09/14: Mississippi Trustees Release Notice Canceling Three Components of the Restoring Living Shorelines Early Restoration Project [ Mississippi , Project News ]
09/11: Island Restoration Project Expected to Play Key Role in Future of Brown Pelican [ Louisiana , Project News ]

August 2018 (1)
08/01: Pre-construction Monitoring Activities Kick Off on North Breton Island Louisiana [ Louisiana , Project News ]

June 2018 (3)
06/21: Mississippi’s New Gulf Coast Access and Education Exhibits Open at INFINITY Science Center [ Mississippi , Project News ]
06/19: Louisiana Trustees Release Additional funds for Projects in First Restoration Plan [ Louisiana , Notices , Project News ]
06/04: Locals and Tourists Enjoying Recently Restored Shell Point Beach in Florida [ Florida , Project News ]

February 2018 (3)
02/21: Trail Reopening Event Highlights Significance of Ecotourism in Gulf [ Open-Ocean , Alabama , Project News ]
02/16: Funding Available to Help Improve Upper Pascagoula and Mississippi Coastal Water Quality [ Mississippi , Notices , Project News ]
02/07: Open Ocean Trustees to Propose Draft Restoration Plan 1 Projects Later in 2018 [ Open-Ocean , Project News ]

January 2018 (2)
01/16: New Osprey Nesting Platforms Installed in Alabama [ Alabama , Project News ]
01/05: Project to Restore Gulf Fish Kicks Off Second Year [ Open-Ocean , Project News ]