About DARRP

Volunteers participate by planting for the Lower Hylebos Marsh Restoration Project in Washington State.

DARRP was formally created in 1992 in the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

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About DARRP

NOAA responds to pollution events such as this oil spill in Adak, Alaska that took place in 2010. Through restoration we bring the natural resources to the condition they would have been in had the pollution not occurred.
NOAA responds to pollution events such as this oil spill in Adak, Alaska that took place in 2010. Through restoration we bring the natural resources to the condition they would have been in had the pollution not occurred.

NOAA is a steward, or "trustee," Government official acting on behalf of the public when there is injury to, destruction of, loss of, or threat to natural resources. for the nation’s coastal and marine resources. We act on behalf of the public to protect and restore natural resources harmed by oil spills, releases of hazardous waste, and, in some instances, vessel groundings. 

NOAA’s Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP) works with teams composed of state, tribal, and federal agencies, often in cooperation with industry. We also involve the public as we develop plans for restoration. To date, we have recovered $10.3 billion for restoration from those responsible for environmental harm.