MDEQ To Host Restoration Summit on November 15


(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will host the first Mississippi Restoration Summit on Tuesday, November 15, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Restoration Summit will be an opportunity for the public to learn more about all aspects of restoration in Mississippi after theDeepwater Horizon oil spill.  Included that day are presentations and exhibits about Mississippi’s restoration efforts, an open house, a Restoration Finance 101 class, restoration highlights, and a presentation about Mississippi’s Restoration Game Plan.

“The summit will present an overview of all of the restoration efforts in Mississippi—a comprehensive explanation of where we’ve been, where we are, and where we are headed. In addition, we will explain how new and existing projects, from all the various funding streams, will work together to improve our natural resources and our quality of life for decades to come,” said Gary C. Rikard, MDEQ Executive Director.


In addition, the MDEQ Restoration Summit, scheduled for November 15, 2016, in Biloxi, Mississippi, will include the 2016 annual public meeting of the Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group (MS TIG).  The MS TIG will provide updates on restoration activities in the Mississippi NRDA Restoration Area. Click Here for more information about the MS TIG.

Attendance is free, open to the public, and there is no registration requirement.  The best entrance for the Convention Center is the East Lobby door.