It's been nearly two years since the nation witnessed one of the largest oil spills in U.S. history. In that time, Congress still has not taken decisive action to restore the Gulf Coast and its billion-dollar natural-resources-based economy.
Please join us at a briefing event next week to learn about ongoing conservation efforts and Congress's role in them, and have your questions answered by experts from the Gulf Coast region.
When: February 28, 2012, at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Cannon HOB, Room 334
National experts will provide an exclusive update on waterfowl, fisheries and wetland habitat nearly two years after the spill. They will give a brief assessment of what has happened to duck populations and the Gulf's marshes since the spill and the need for action. These experts will include:
- Dale Humburg, chief scientist for Ducks Unlimited
- Captain Ryan Lambert, professional fishing and hunting guide in the bays and marshes of the Gulf of Mexico
- Chris Macaluso, Louisiana Wildlife Federation's coastal outreach coordinator
- Dr. Tom Moorman, director of conservation planning for DU's Southern Region
Gulf Coast facts—Did you know…
- More than 200 million gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico and contaminated more than 1,000 miles of coastline.
- Up to 15.3 million ducks and geese winter in the Gulf Coast every year.
sandwiches will be provided for the first 100 event attendees.