Office of Restoration

MDEQ’s Office of Restoration leads the state’s restoration efforts resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.   Executive Director Gary Rikard serves as Mississippi’s Trustee on the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Council and as the Governor’s designee to the RESTORE Council.

The Office of Restoration takes a comprehensive approach to restoration, integrating projects and leveraging funding sources to implement restoration projects that will restore and enhance the Gulf Coast’s natural resources.

The office implements and manages projects from three main funding sources—the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA), the RESTORE Act, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund.

Announcements
Habitat Restoration and Conservation in Turkey Creek Project

This project is funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund and seeks to conserve important habitat and enhance water quality in the Turkey Creek watershed through habitat and stream conservation and restoration.