To view the most recent list of project ideas that have been submitted, click here.
For more information on the Mississippi specific project(s), check out the project fact sheets.
To make your own suggestion for an early restoration project(s), click here.
With the beginning of its early restoration projects, recovery is underway in Mississippi.
Early restoration enables work to begin prior to the completion of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA). This was made possible in 2011 after an agreement was reached with BP to provide funding for early restoration projects. As of December 2012, the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees have finalized two rounds of projects totaling $66 million.
For an in-depth look at the early restoration projects currently underway in Mississippi, click here. Early restoration project ideas that have been submitted for Mississippi, can be viewed by clicking this link. To submit your own restoration project idea, click the following link, submit your restoration ideas.
More information about the on-going restoration efforts can be found at www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov.
Proposed early restoration projects are not intended to fully compensate or address all injuries caused by the Oil Spill – that will be done under the NRDA. In addition, funding for the restoration of natural resources cannot be used to compensate individuals for personal claims, which are addressed through other (avenues). Instead, funds provided for early restoration must be used for restoring the public’s natural resources or the services they provide.