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Gulf task force releases final report

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The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force released its final strategy for long term ecosystem restoration for the Gulf Coast.

The task force delivered the final strategy on Friday, Dec. 2. The strategy is the first restoration blueprint ever developed for the Gulf to include input from states, tribes, federal agencies, local governments and thousands of involved citizens and organizations across the region. The plan represents a commitment to continue to work together in an unprecedented collaboration to prepare the Gulf region to transition from response to recovery and address the decades-long decline that the Gulf’s ecosystem has endured.

Among the key priorities of the strategy are:

1) Stopping the Loss of Critical Wetlands, Sand Barriers and Beaches

2) Reducing the Flow of Excess Nutrients into the Gulf, and

3) Enhancing Resiliency among Coastal Communities

To review the final strategy, visit www.epa.gov/gulfcoasttaskforce.

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