Decommissioning oil and gas platforms into artificial reefs

U.S. Department of the Interior Museum @ 1849 C St NW, Washington, DC 20006

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Explore the Rigs to Reef program in the Gulf of Mexico with Douglas Peter, Artificial Reef Coordinator.

Douglas Peter, Artificial Reef Coordinator for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement will explore the process and history of Rigs to Reef in the Gulf of Mexico which has resulted in the successful conversion of over 500 no longer useful oil and gas platforms into enduring artificial reefs.

Special Assistance - For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program. Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.

Building Access - All adults must present a valid photo ID to enter the building. All visitors will be subject to security screenings, including bag and parcel checks.

Location - The Rachel Carson Room is located next to the basement cafeteria of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC, 20240. The Sidney R Yates Auditorium is located inside the C Street Lobby.



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