Restoration Projects Map

There are a myriad of restoration efforts underway to respond to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, including theĀ Natural Resources Damage Assessment, NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund, and the RESTORE Act.

The Restoration Projects Map builds from the information in our Restoration Projects Database to show where approved Deepwater Horizon restoration and recovery projects are taking place in the Gulf.

The geographic location is only approximated here. Please look at the project website for the precise location. Use the zoom function to examine a specific area, and click on a marker for project details, including a link to the project page in our Restoration Projects Database.

We have included all projects approved under NRDA, NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund, and the RESTORE Act. This includes planning grants under Pots 1, 2, and 3 of the RESTORE Act. Each project entry generally includes a project description, project funding, and a link to the project webpage. Where included, the project description is taken directly from the project webpage, and other details may be taken directly from the project webpage as well (though not necessarily in quotation marks).

In general, we include the details of the project at the time it was approved for funding. In certain circumstances, we will update an entry, such as when (1) a project is cancelled; or (2) additional funds are added to a project. Note that, where we update an entry, we have included a link to the amendment that alters the project. Please refer to the individual project websites for additional information.

If you have suggestions for projects or updates to add, please send them to

Last Updated: July 9, 2019

Projects are color coded to correspond to the funding process, with different shades corresponding to different phases or year approved:

The Restoration Projects Map will be continually updated as more projects are approved. To provide feedback, suggestions, or corrections, please contact ELI’s Gulf Program at