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Perdido Key Dune Restoration Project

Implementing Organization

State of Florida

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$611,234

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

This project restored appropriate dune vegetation to approximately 20 acres of degraded beach dune habitat in Perdido Key, Florida, including habitat used by the federally endangered Perdido Key Beach Mouse. The project took place in an area that began approximately 2.2 miles east of Perdido Pass at the Alabama/Florida state line and extended approximately 6 miles to the east. The improvements consisted of planting appropriate dune vegetation (e.g., sea oats, panic grasses, cord grasses, sea purslane, beach elder) approximately 20-60 feet seaward of the existing primary dune to provide a buffer to the primary dune and enhance dune habitats. In addition, gaps in existing dunes within the project area were re-vegetated to provide a continuous dune structure. All plants were grown from seeds or cuttings from the Alabama or North Florida coast to ensure appropriate genetic stocks were used in the project.

Contact

Pearce Barrett
(850) 245-2106
pearce.barrett@dep.state.fl.us
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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