<div dir="ltr"><div style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:"century gothic","itc avant garde",arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:11.05pt">The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment <a alt="http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/restoration-areas/open-ocean?utm_source=OO+TIG+notice&utm_campaign=September+public+meeting&utm_medium=email" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001dqy-DBOWggSy3gHv7d5OyKthUb4WbjNhS7ChHR9fkh90NFOyCYVDYdEWdaXuYCPr6ThsWXWBkXNlEvSul2ArZ42xLgJjFl701swKV0zFvXORnfNJ7hFrX5tkdCT1lPZUaBpKFKFbBwm7hLbkTjbYjWOf05cWbMix4aGc7VA5U8hVoBiRRlXAxcVqdelOobDf_ryottoEGXScKvzrTVDfcs8zOP9MVCd8nmTTRTCOySmF1HTc3kJ7ajLSHv03kCSHvYLrubDGk86B2nPRwE1IV-4a5FjyCHM85UpUmECiEn8Xtt3kg2BZQthVW2lC_tH5022J0rXyJbhgZbt5d_IN9B3HAazzutYI6cLnRYRzHa5Vmt6ATLC65g==&c=DKV2QjrruW30CeGdBSk3NLtUkrQGwRHLS_il9BxHtA7jVOYzjgvX6w==&ch=7c13d6ketilJgiVwMoyuBHf7WpR0y9SNmLZGtI6nSnbQy4DVxvwbaw==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group</a> is beginning to identify restoration projects for the 2017-2020 planning years. We would like your input on restoration opportunities in the Open Ocean Restoration Area for the following restoration types:</div><ul style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:"century gothic","itc avant garde",arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px"><li style="margin-left:15px;font-size:11pt">water column fish and invertebrates,</li><li style="margin-left:15px;font-size:11pt">sea turtles,</li><li style="margin-left:15px;font-size:11pt">birds,</li><li style="margin-left:15px;font-size:11pt">marine mammals,</li><li style="margin-left:15px;font-size:11pt">sturgeon, and</li><li style="margin-left:15px;font-size:11pt">mesophotic and deep benthic communities.</li></ul><div style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:"century gothic","itc avant garde",arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:11pt">Please see <a alt="http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/2017/03/open-ocean-trustee-implementation-group-welcomes-public-input-project-identification?&utm_source=OO+TIG+notice&utm_campaign=September+public+meeting&utm_medium=email" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001dqy-DBOWggSy3gHv7d5OyKthUb4WbjNhS7ChHR9fkh90NFOyCYVDYdEWdaXuYCPr6rqs1Y1hkN3N2z9NdCzCfHvBwBMnh2L9tUTWcNAXdEwiRE46hKwZrpMTw6L4udQQ9N1RZHh7jFVjC0mG9Y0Ws57Py8GpmINUE5MbmBtP__R9-38XtFtFQNfOPFLmp2NvJdnEtjHh_gkegTpQU2_31M-a0_w5m4DQJHtvTrCAb2M1zjLz_5pdQtdR4OshKNjOu3uLmNJ6-tD2W2dmFhbxPEzpDA6Sbw0qSoyxYtc1HHUBJ0WIoSVhU24Kf7T84_pHceZcp7gSKn5YijxNToRgU9WlgHp5MoACRHXjkC1c0GwAx6omPqiwGiTx5KqZC-Xm71SiUzjIY5Llhfu-9jyGQq6kRi2Fu2zdgmVtv6gFEJnnumKr2GWbDAhy9gtJmOi8u_ywl3znz5o=&c=DKV2QjrruW30CeGdBSk3NLtUkrQGwRHLS_il9BxHtA7jVOYzjgvX6w==&ch=7c13d6ketilJgiVwMoyuBHf7WpR0y9SNmLZGtI6nSnbQy4DVxvwbaw==" shape="rect" target="_blank">our notice </a>for important information on our restoration priorities and how to submit project ideas. The deadline to submit ideas is <span class="gmail-m_-1686325328089555200gmail-aBn"><span class="gmail-m_-1686325328089555200gmail-aQJ"><span class="gmail-aBn" tabindex="0"><span class="gmail-aQJ">May 15, 2017</span></span></span></span>. Please contact us at <a href="mailto:OpenOcean.TIG@noaa.gov" shape="rect" target="_blank">OpenOcean.TIG@noaa.gov</a> if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your restoration project ideas.</div><div style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:"century gothic","itc avant garde",arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:11pt"><br></div><div style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:"century gothic","itc avant garde",arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:11pt"><br></div><div style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:"century gothic","itc avant garde",arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:11pt"><br></div><div><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_signature"><pre cols="72">Jessica R. Powell, M.S.<br>Biologist<br>National Marine Fisheries Service,<br>Southeast Regional Office<br>263 13th Avenue South<br>St. Petersburg, FL 33701<br>727-824-5327<br><a href="mailto:jessica.powell@noaa.gov">jessica.powell@noaa.gov</a></pre>
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