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Barataria Basin Ridge and Marsh Creation Project: Spanish Pass Increment

Implementing Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; State of Louisiana

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$4,902,250

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

Project Description

The Barataria Basin Ridge and Marsh Creation - Spanish Pass Increment Projects is the restoration of historic ridge and marsh habitat along the Spanish Pass tributary. Spanish Pass is a natural historic tributary of the Mississippi River located west of Venice, Louisiana. The natural channel banks and adjacent marsh have degraded due to natural and mad-made causes. The goals of the project are to restore approximately 120 acres of ridge and 1,134 acers of marsh habitat. Multiple borrow areas are being investigated for the sediment required to construct the project, including the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico.

Contact

Stephen Heverly
(301) 427-8626
stephen.heverly@noaa.gov
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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