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The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) will meet on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. CST to vote on the Initial Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy (Plan). The public is invited to attend the Council Meeting.

The Council posted meeting materials on its website: www.restorethegulf.gov.

The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Chair of the Council, will preside over the meeting and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will be in attendance as a Council member and host of the meeting. Council representatives from the other Gulf States and participating federal agencies will be in attendance.

Preregister for the Council meeting: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=b6avr5nab&oeidk=a07… Pre-registration ends at midnight CST on August 25, 2013. On-site registration will be available on August 28, 2013, beginning two hours prior to the meeting start time.

In addition to voting on the Plan, the Council will hear from some of its key restoration partners, including representatives from the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Trustees, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) RESTORE Science Program about their Gulf restoration efforts.

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