|Lisa Jackson, right|
The New Orleans meeting will be the latest in a series of meetings that the task force is holding throughout the five Gulf States. The group held its first meeting in Pensacola, Florida on November 8, 2010. This meeting will provide follow-up on public input and recommendations on stakeholder engagement opportunities provided during the meeting in Pensacola. The task force is committed to ensuring ongoing input from Gulf residents and local leaders throughout the strategy development process and will continue to receive feedback during this meeting.
President Obama issued an Executive Order in October to create the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, continuing the administration's ongoing commitment to the gulf region. The task force works to integrate federal restoration efforts with those of local stakeholders, state and tribal governments, and to facilitate accountability and support throughout the restoration process. View the president's Executive Order: http://www.whitehous e.gov/the-press-office/2010/10/05/executive-order-gulf-coast-ecosystem-restoration-task-force.
WHO: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force
WHAT: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Meeting
WHEN: February 28, 2011 at 8 a.m. (Central Time)
WHERE: New Orleans Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Pre-register. The meeting space is fully accessible. If you have special needs or require translation, please let us know.
More information on the Task Force. We will continue to update this website with future announcements and important information.
The Gulf Coast Task Force will be hosting two calls to discuss details of the February 28 meeting, as well as future task force meetings and ways you can provide input.
The calls will take place:
Friday, February 18, 2011, from 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST
Call-in Number: (877) 290-8017 Conference Code: 45755689
Tuesday, February 22, 2011, from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. EST
Call-in Number: (877) 290-8017 Conference Code: 45759047
If you are interested in participating in one of the calls, RSVP