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Galveston Island State Park Marsh Restoration and Protection in Carancahua Cove - Phase II

Implementing Organization

Texas General Land Office

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$3,234,500

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

Project Description

Construct approximately 4,415 linear-foot segment(s) of rock breakwater within the Carancahua Cove area of West Bay, Texas. Project will directly benefit avian and estuarine fishery species and their habitat by protecting approximately two (2) acres of existing estuarine emergent marsh, 12 acres of existing seagrass beds, 73 acres of future restored estuarine marsh complex (intertidal fringe marsh, salt flat marsh, sand flat and protected shallow water), calm and protect approximately 95 acres of shallow estuarine subtidal /open water habitat and create 8,830 linear feet of hard substrate.

Contact

Angela Sunley
512-463-9309
angela.sunley@glo.texas.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Affiliated Institutions

None

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