Office of Restoration

MDEQ’s Office of Restoration leads the state’s restoration efforts resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.  The office uses 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.