Utilization of Dredge Material for Marsh Restoration in Coastal Mississippi


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MS DEQ)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Project Location: Mississippi1

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2014

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Erosion Prevention or Control
Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Shorelines

Project Description

Protect and restore marsh habitat in three priority estuaries and bays (St Louis Bay, Back Bay, and Lower Pascagoula/Escatawpa River) using dredged material, living shorelines and other methods.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 287
Project Name: Utilization of Dredge Material for Marsh Restoration in Coastal Mississippi
SourceUID: 45721
Latitude: 30.35848144
Longitude: -89.35800338
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County: Hancock
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s): Erosion Prevention or Control
Additional Project Action(s): Engineering and/or Construction
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Shorelines
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2022
Implementing Organization: Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MS DEQ)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Camille Covington
Point of Contact – Phone: ccovington@cce.ms
Point of Contact – Email: 228-396-0486
Other Partners: Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/ms-dredge-marsh-14.pdf
Project Comments: Additional acres reffer to acres of erosion control.
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 100
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 75
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 21582200
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 21582200
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2014
Award Month: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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