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Rattlesnake Bluff Road and Riverbank Restoration

Implementing Organization

US Department of the Interior

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$3,149,091

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

Water Quality Restoration and Maintenance

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

Project Description

This project will improve water quality by mitigating the impacts of excessive sedimentation to the Yellow River and Pensacola Bay, Florida through road stabilization and culvert replacement at priority stream crossings identified along Rattlesnake Bluff Road in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties. The Yellow River and Pensacola Bay are designated priority waterbodies in the State of Florida. Reducing sedimentation will improve water quality and also benefit estuarine-dependent water column resources, oysters, and SAV, and mitigate chronic ecosystem threats such as habitat degradation and impacts to recreational use. The project will provide benefits to the overall heath and resiliency of the Gulf ecosystem by restoring integral estuarine habitats and the resources that depend on them. Four priority stream crossings have been selected for restoration activities: 1. Camp Creek County/State: Okaloosa, Florida Drainage: Yellow River Land Owner: US Government, Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) 2. Carroll Creek County/State: Okaloosa, Florida Drainage: Yellow River Land Owner: US Government, Eglin AFB 3. Milligan Creek County/State: Okaloosa, Florida Drainage: Yellow River Land Owner: US Government, Eglin AFB 4. Wolf Creek County/State: Santa Rosa, Florida Drainage: Yellow River Land Owner: US Government, Eglin AFB

Contact

Kate Healy
(251) 517-8010
katherine_healy@fws.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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