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Nelson pushes White House to release RESTORE funds

August 6, 2014

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) met with city and county leaders as part of a push to get the administration to release hundreds of millions of dollars intended to help Florida’s coastal communities recover from the…

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Oil Spill Funding Workshop

July 31, 2013

There is a workshop this weekend geared toward educating the public on how best to plug into the RESTORE Act and NRDA processes resulting from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The workshop,…

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NAACP, Perdido on RESTORE’s Plate

July 1, 2013

The Escambia County RESTORE Advisory Committee meets this afternoon. Members will further discuss the body’s bylaws and also hear additional presentations from the community. Tony McCray will be making a presentation on behalf of the National…


Sustainable Development, Leveraging RESTORE

June 17, 2013

A presentation tomorrow evening will focus on sustainable development, and how such an approach can benefit local communities. The presentation— entitled Sensible Sustainable Development: Leveraging RESTORE Act Funding to Create Lasting Value for the Pensacola Bay…

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RESTORE Tour Kicks Off in Pensacola

June 4, 2013

Many of the attendees at Monday’s Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council public input session sported stickers that read ‘RESTORING Our Environment RESTORES Our Economy.’ The council’s executive director took notice. “I see the stickers,” Justin Ehrenwerth…


RESTORE Reminder

June 3, 2013

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council is hosting a meeting tonight in an effort to gather public input on an initial draft of its Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy. The plan—which establishes…


RESTORE Council Coming to Town

May 28, 2013

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council recently released an initial draft of the Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy, along with a draft environmental assessment. A meeting in Pensacola next week kicks off…

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$hovel Ready

May 8, 2013

The Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee heard from the Greater Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce this week and got a feel for the organization’s preferences for spending Clean Water Act fines resulting from the 2010…

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Economic Development on RESTORE Agenda

May 6, 2013

The Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting in the county’s downtown administrative building this afternoon. The relocation allows for the meetings to be videoed and broadcast. Today’s RESTORE meeting includes two…

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The Calming Clarification

April 24, 2013

A state senate bill amendment pertaining to RESTORE Act funds made local officials a bit nervous this week. It’s calmer now, after some language-tweaking and assurances from state lawmakers that counties will not be circumvented when…

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Getting ‘Derailed’ with RESTORE

April 12, 2013

As the Escmabia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee gets its feet wet, county officials have varying views on exactly how the body should function. “We’re a little concerned,” Interim County Administrator George Touart told the Escambia…

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Wading Into RESTORE

April 10, 2013

After dispensing with formalities earlier this month, the Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee got down to business Monday during its second engagement. “Does the light mean it’s on?” Committee Chair Bentina Terry motioned to her…