Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Releases Final Strategy

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, established by Presidential Executive Order 13554 in October 2011, released its final strategy for long-term ecosystem restoration on the Gulf Coast last week. The strategy is the first restoration blueprint ever developed for the Gulf to include input from states, tribes, federal agencies, local governments and thousands of involved citizens and organizations across the region. Key priorities include: (1) stopping the loss of critical wetlands, sand barriers, and beaches, (2) reducing the flow of excess nutrients into the Gulf, and (3) enhancing resiliency among coastal communities.

Read the full release at the EPA’s Newsroom.