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McFaddin Beach and Dune Restoration

Implementing Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, State of Texas, US Department of the Interior

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$15,872,790

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 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.

Contact

Carly Vaughn
(512) 463-3550
Carly.Vaughn@GLO.TEXAS.GOV
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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/

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