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1-1: Bayou Chico Contaminated Sediment Remediation Project - E&D

Implementing Organization

Gulf Consortium


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Funding Organization

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 3: Spill Impact Component


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Engineering and/or Construction

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Project Description

The Gulf Consortium, in collaboration with its subrecipient, Escambia County, will complete planning, design, engineering, and permitting for a contaminated sediment remediation project located in Bayou Chico in Escambia County, FL. Sediments in the bayou have been degraded by legacy contaminates, including PCBs, PAHs, Dioxins, and heavy metals. Escambia County has received partial funding through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council for planning, design, and permitting costs associated with the Bayou Chico Contaminated Sediment Remediation Project. This funding will supplement existing funds to support a fully permitted project ready for implementation. The project is anticipated to meet the following objectives: (1) improve sediment and water quality; (2) restore benthic invertebrate habitat and conditions for the recovery of submerged aquatic vegetation; and (3) enhance the economic and recreational opportunities along the working waterfront. This project is consistent with RESTORE Act eligible activities 1 and 2 and addresses Comprehensive Plan Goal 2: Restore Water Quality and Quantity (primary) and Goal 3: Replenish and Protect Living Coastal and Marine Resources.


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