For Immediate Release:

December 5, 2016

Contact:

Matt Rota, Gulf Restoration Network

Matt@healthygulf.org

(504)-525-1528

Dead Zone Task Force to Meet in New Orleans

Dead Zone Task Force to Meet in New Orleans

New Orleans, La.-State and Federal Agencies will be meeting Tuesday in New Orleans to discuss the Gulf Dead Zone and the nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in Mississippi River States that fuels the Zone. This Task Force to address the Dead Zone (Hypoxic Zone), has been meeting for two decades, and had a goal to reduce the Connecticut-sized Dead Zone to 2,000 square miles by 2015. Missing this goal by almost three times, that goal was pushed back to 2035.What: Hypoxia Task Force December 2016 Public Meeting & WebcastWhen: 8:30 am to 12:00 Central TimeWhere: Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotel, New Orleans, LAFor more information, webcast, and registration visit https://water-meetings.tetratech.com/Hypoxia/StaticPublic/index.htm###Gulf Restoration Networkis a 22-year-old non-profit dedicated to uniting and empowering people to protect and restore the health of the Gulf of Mexico.

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