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McFaddin Beach and Dune Restoration

Implementing Organization

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


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


Project Category


Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources


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. The project combines funding from multiple sources, including the Coastal Erosion Prevention and Response Act program, GLO Surface Damage Funds, the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA), Jefferson County, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE). The Texas Trustee Implementation Group (Texas TIG) is funding approximately $15,500,000 of the estimated $84,000,000 total project cost, supporting planting propagation coordination, beach nourishment, dune restoration, and monitoring.


Kelly Brooks
(512) 463-2198
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