Activity #9: Beneficial Use of Dredge Material for Marsh Creation and Restoration in Mississippi
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 3: Spill Impact Component
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
This purpose of the Beneficial Use of Dredge Material for Marsh Creation and Restoration in Mississippi (Program) is to support the restoration and protection of natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine and wildlife habitats, beaches, and coastal wetlands of the Gulf Coast Region by creating new marsh and restoring and enhancing existing marsh through the beneficial use (BU) of dredge materials. This Program will support coastal marsh creation and restoration and dredging needs in the three coastal counties and may utilize accumulated spoil materials and potential borrow areas to facilitate the material necessary for marsh creation and restoration. Activities will include the identification of marsh restoration sites and materials; engineering, design and permitting; and marsh construction. The Program will be administered by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). Components of the Program may be implemented by MDEQ and/or eligible sub-recipients.