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Bessie Heights Wetland Restoration

Implementing Organization

State of Texas

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$4,905,000

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 project restores wetlands in Bessie Heights Marsh located within the Lower Neches Wildlife Management Area in Orange County, Texas. The project will beneficially use sediment obtained from dredging of the federally managed Sabine-Neches Waterway, and mining dredged material from dredged material placement areas and private navigation channels and berths to restore coastal wetlands. The placement of dredged material, construction of containment levees, and associated planting will restore up to 900 acres of intertidal marsh.

Contact

Angela Schrift
(512) 389-8755
angela.schrift@tpwd.texas.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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