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The Mississippi Sound Estuarine Program

Implementing Organization

State of Mississippi

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$2,057,263

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Planning

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

Project Description

This project develops coordination tools to support the establishment and function of a Mississippi Sound Estuarine Program (MEP). The Program would geographically encompass the Pearl River on the west to the Escatawpa River in the east. It would include the Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 8 watersheds of these two major river systems, as well as those in between the two systems, as an area of interest (AOI). This AOI overlaps with the AOI associated with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) Mississippi Coastal Restoration Plan project. The purpose of the MEP is to create a structure to connect restoration and investment efforts of Mississippi state agencies, federal agencies, as well as the restoration and ecosystem-based research of academic institutions (both community colleges and universities) toward a greater collaborative, cohesive, science-based restoration effort.

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