/Nearly $3 million in grants OK’d for coastal restoration

Nearly $3 million in grants OK’d for coastal restoration

The one project would remove sediment from the Mississippi Sound’s seafloor, while the other would establish an outreach and education program that focuses on restoration activities like land conservation, habitat management and water quality. This approval follows Gov. Bryant announced 15 coastal restoration projects earlier in the week. The RESTORE Council, made up of representatives from six federal agencies and five Gulf states, approved the grants for $2.18 and $750,000 respectively. It was created by the federal Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability and Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economys of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE).