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Release Date: May 2, 2013 5:36:35 PM CDT 
BP and Deepwater Horizon NRD Trustees Agree to Four Additional Proposed Early 
Restoration Projects in Mississippi Totaling $69 Million
BP and Trustees have now identified Mississippi projects totaling $84 million 
as part of the up to $1 billion BP committed to early environmental restoration 
in the Gulf States 
HOUSTON – BP and federal and state Natural Resource Damages (NRD) Trustees have 
reached agreement in principle on four additional proposed early restoration 
projects in Mississippi that are expected to cost approximately $69 million. 
The projects are part of BP's unprecedented commitment to provide up to $1 
billion in early restoration funding to expedite recovery of natural resources 
injured as a result of the Deepwater Horizon accident. 
BP and the Trustees have now agreed to a total of seven early restoration 
projects in Mississippi expected to cost approximately $84 million, including 
three projects that were approved in 2012 and are already underway. BP stepped 
up to make funds available while the NRD assessment is ongoing, enabling 
restoration projects to begin long before they otherwise would have. 
Throughout the Gulf region, BP and the Trustees have now announced 38 projects 
totaling approximately $665 million. 
“We are extremely pleased to have reached agreement with the Trustees on the 
new projects, which will provide significant long-term benefits to the 
environment and the people of Mississippi,” said Laura Folse, BP’s Executive 
Vice President for Response and Environmental Restoration. “With the help of 
the extensive cleanup efforts, early restoration projects, and natural recovery 
processes, the Gulf is returning to its baseline condition, which is the 
condition it would be in if the accident had not occurred.” 
The new Mississippi projects will include an ecological project that will 
restore habitat, as well as projects that enhance recreational use of natural 
resources. The ecological project includes the creation of a living shoreline – 
made from organic materials – that will protect against coastal erosion and 
provide habitat for wildlife. 
The recreational use projects will include enhancements to the Infinity Science 
Center, the Popp’s Ferry Causeway Park and the Pascagoula beachfront promenade. 
Recreation use projects are designed to address the temporary loss of use and 
enjoyment of natural resources during the time when the resources were in a 
condition that reduced human use, including, for example, the period when some 
beaches and waters were closed. Although a number of the project locations were 
not directly injured by the accident, the projects address loss of use by 
providing residents and visitors with new recreational options, better access 
to existing natural resources and a greater opportunity to enjoy them. 
The Agreement between BP and the Trustees is unique in that it makes it 
possible for restoration to begin at an earlier stage of the NRD process. NRD 
restoration projects are typically funded only after a final settlement has 
been reached or a final court judgment has been entered. The Agreement allows 
the parties to expedite projects to restore, replace or acquire the equivalent 
of injured natural resources in the Gulf soon after an injury is identified, 
reducing the time needed to achieve restoration of those resources. 
Under the Agreement, BP provides the funding and the Trustees implement the 
projects. Funding is provided from the $20 billion trust BP established in 2010 
to pay claims, final judgments in litigation and litigation settlements, state 
and local response costs and claims, and natural resource damages and related 
In addition to the early restoration projects, to meet its commitments in the 
Gulf, BP has spent more than $14 billion in operational response and clean-up 
costs; has paid $10.7 billion to individuals, businesses and government 
entities for claims, settlements and other payments; and has agreed to a 
settlement with the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee that will resolve the 
substantial majority of outstanding private economic loss, property damage and 
medical claims. 
Notes to Editors 
Mississippi early restoration projects announced today include: 
* Mississippi Hancock Country Living Shoreline Restoration Project will use 
oyster shell to create approximately 46 acres of marsh to protect and restore 
wetland areas that have experienced high rates of erosion (St. Joseph’s Point) 
in recent years. Creating the 46 acres of subtidal oyster reef in Heron Bay 
will protect the shallow embayment, increase oyster production in the area, and 
provide habitat for marine life and seabirds. Estimated cost: $50,000,000 
* Mississippi Restoration Initiatives at the Infinity Science Center 
Project will improve earth science exhibits, interpretive centers, the research 
facility, the greenhouse/nursery, piers, boardwalk, trails, and viewing 
structures at the facility. These enhancements will further help the center 
achieve its mission, which is to provide education about the Gulf and its 
resources; provide access and visitation to coastal natural resources; and 
research and monitoring. Estimated cost: $10,400,000 
* Mississippi Popp’s Ferry Causeway Park Project will convert this 
undeveloped site into the Popp’s Ferry Causeway Park, an interactive location 
where visitors can fish, crab, and walk through a system of boardwalks that 
extend into the marsh areas. Estimated cost: $4,757,000 
* Mississippi Pascagoula Beachfront Promenade Project will provide a safe, 
lighted concrete pathway for walkers and cyclists. The area is an ideal place 
for visitors to Pascagoula to enjoy the Mississippi Sound. Estimated cost: 
Projects Approved in 2012*: 
* Mississippi Oyster Cultch Project will create approximately 1,430 acres 
of oyster cultch areas in Hancock County, Harrison County and Jackson County. 
The planting of a clean oyster cultch will improve the cultch areas and enhance 
larval oyster attachment and growth. Base cost + contingency cost: $11,000,000 
* Mississippi Artificial Reefs Project will add approximately 100 acres of 
nearshore artificial reefs to the 201-acre footprint of the existing 67 reefs 
in Mississippi Sound. The reefs will provide habitat for a variety of fish and 
shellfish species. Base cost + contingency cost: $2,600,000 
* Enhanced Management of Avian Breeding Habitat in Florida, Alabama and 
Mississippi will reduce disturbance to nesting habitat for beach-nesting birds 
on approximately 1,800-2,300 acres of state beaches and federal beaches. This 
project involves three components: marking sensitive nesting sites for 
beach-nesting birds, thus indicating the site is off-limits to people, pets, 
and other sources of disturbance; increasing predator control thus reducing 
disturbance and loss of eggs, chicks, and adult beach nesting birds at nesting 
sites; and increasing surveillance and monitoring of posted nesting sites thus 
minimizing disturbance. Cost: $4,420,320 (funding is apportioned between 
Mississippi, Florida and Alabama) 
*One project approved in 2012 span multiple states and includes Department of 
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