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E-Update for September 12, 2013


NAS Gulf Program Holds Two Successful Advisory Group Meetings, Begins Gulf State Visits


Dear Colleagues:


The NAS Gulf Program's Advisory Group held two successful information-gathering meetings this summer in New Orleans and Washington, D.C. Presentations from these meetings are available on our website.


Now, we are actively moving toward a series of small meetings in the Gulf states, beginning with Mobile, Alabama (Sept. 17-18) and Thibodaux, Louisiana (Sept. 25-26). As we visit each of the Gulf states, we will continue to refine our understanding of ongoing activities relevant to our charge, gather input about what others hope our program might contribute, and identify a range of possible opportunities for our work.


Teleconference participation for the state visits will be available whenever possible. An agenda with call-in details and times will be available on our website on Friday, September 13.

Dates and locations for future state visits include:


  • Oct. 30-31 in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Nov. 12-13 in Mississippi
  • Nov. 21-22 in Texas

For general information about the program, see our website: