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      Ecosystem restoration council to hold first public meeting

      The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will meetTuesday afternoon at the Renaissance MobileRiverview Plaza Hotel.{} Opening remarksare set to begin at 1:00 PM with the public comment period starting at 2:30 PM.

      The council includes federal officials and stateofficials from the five Gulf Coast states.{}

      The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council was established by the Resources andEcosystem Sustainability, Tourism, Opportunities Revived Economies of the GulfCoast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act), will develop and oversee implementationof a comprehensive plan to help restore the ecosystem and economy of the GulfCoast region in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.