Bessie Heights Wetland Restoration
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
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.
For official trustee information regarding the Deepwater Horizon NRDA, including information regarding the NRDA process and the status of projects, see https://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/