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Habitat Restoration and Conservation in Turkey Creek - Phase I

Implementing Organization

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MS DEQ)


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund GEBF


Project Category


Project Actions

Land Acquisition/Protection

Targeted Resources


Project Description

Protect and enhance existing resources in the Turkey Creek watershed with land conservation, land restoration (including restoring coastal wetland habitat), and stream restoration objectives. All components would result in an initiation of restoration of the natural hydrologic connections from the creek's headwaters to the Back Bay of Biloxi. By addressing issues from a watershed perspective we can begin to address habitat and water quality issues associated with our coastal bays and estuaries such as the Back Bay of Biloxi, an estuary which historically produced oysters.


Camille Covington
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Project Partners

Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain, Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Environmental Ministries, North Gulfport, Community Land Trust, Turkey Creek Community Initiative, Turkey Creek Watershed Team, & USDA-NRCS

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