Restore Act projects announced at Mississippi Restoration Summit
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality hosted their seventh annual Restoration Summit at the Coast Convention Center.
MDEQ’s Office of Restoration leads the state’s efforts to improve Gulf Coast’s natural resources after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010.
Over $795 million is already being spent by the state through MDEQ towards restoration efforts across the Coast.
Selected restoration projects restore and enhance the Gulf Coast. Mayors and elected officials attended the summit with the theme of this year’s event being ‘Purposeful Restoration.’ Governor Tate Reeves said, “What we’re trying to do is through the various buckets, whether it’s through Restore Act or GOMESA funds or BP funds, that we invest in infrastructure that help the people of the Gulf Coast get trained to do the jobs of tomorrow, but also have the infrastructure in place to be able to live, work, and play here in an even better environment.”
Jones Park will see expanded parking areas and the Walter Anderson Museum of Art will be provided funding for facility construction and new program implementation.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will see development of curriculum and workforce development programs designed to meet job market needs and health professions for our community’s project will focus on developing a health professional center of excellence.