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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. This project is funding $15,874,000 of the estimated $77,000,000 total project cost.


Kelly Brooks
(512) 463-2198
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