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Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline

Implementing Organization

State of Louisiana

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$66,600,000

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 Biloxi Marsh project is a coastal restoration project designed to create bioengineered, marsh-fringing oyster reefs to promote the formation of self-sustaining living shoreline protection structures. Bioengineered oyster reefs will be created by placing a manufactured product or products off the shoreline to establish a living breakwater structure. Approximately 9 to 11 miles (and no more than 12.5 miles) of reef breakwaters, marine mattresses, and/or rock revetments will be constructed. This project was funded for E&D through RESTORE and was then selected for implementation with NRDA funds in the LA TIG Final Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment #6 in April 2020.

Contact

Beth Golden
(225) 342-4708
beth.golden@la.gov
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Project Partners

Affiliated Institutions

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