McFaddin Beach and Dune Restoration
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; State of Texas; US Department of the Interior
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
The McFaddin Beach and Dune Restoration project restores beach and dune habitat along approximately 17 miles of Gulf-facing shoreline in Jefferson and Chambers counties, Texas. Sediments will be transported from offshore borrow areas and placed along the shoreline to create beach and dune features. The dunes will be planted with native vegetation. The restored habitat will protect the largest continuous estuarine marsh complex in Texas, increasing ecological functioning and resiliency. This project will fund $15,874,000, about one-third, of the estimated $45,000,000 total project cost.