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Ecosystem Restoration group to host meeting Thursday at Civic Center

Last Modified: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 10:18 AM

By John Guidroz / American Press

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council is hosting a series of meetings this month to get public input on restoring the Gulf coast following the 2010 BP oil disaster.

One of the meetings is set for 5 p.m. Thursday at the Lake Charles Civic Center’s Jean Lafitte Room.

The council recently released a draft plan known as “Path Forward,” a long-term coastal restoration plan for the Gulf coast region. Feedback from the public will be considered before a final plan is released.

According to the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunity, and Revived Economies of the Gulf States, or RESTORE Act, a portion of the fines associated with BP spill will be invested into restoring and protecting the Gulf coast.

Other meetings are taking place in New Orleans, Biloxi, Miss., and Panama City Beach, Fla.

Online: www.restorethegulf.gov

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