Participating in RestorationInvolvement

There have been and will continue to be numerous opportunities for the public to participate in various stages of Gulf recovery and restoration. This process, known as public participation, provides members of the public with an opportunity to make their voice heard in Gulf environmental decision-making. The following pages provide information on public participation in Gulf recovery processes:

Introduction to Public Participation

This page introduces the concept of public participation, provides tips for community organizing, and presents guidelines for submitting verbal and written public comments.

Understanding and Participating in Gulf Restoration

This page discusses specific opportunities to get involved in Gulf restoration planning, and also provides a guide for reading and understanding Gulf restoration plans and procedures.

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