ST.PETERSBURG -- Coastal residents, conservationists, fishermen, hotel owners and other business owners are invited to a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. today with Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.
Mabus is seeking public input on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its affect on local communities.
President Obama has tasked Mabus with developing a long-term restoration plan for the Gulf, according to a press release from U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa.
The town hall meeting will be held at Karen Steidinger Auditorium at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, University of South Florida, 100 Eighth Ave. S., St. Petersburg.
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Castor will join Mabus for the session. The two have previously discussed how to best work together to protect Gulf waters, shores, wildlife and industry, according to the press release.