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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Trail Enhancement Project

Implementing Organization

US Department of the Interior


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


Project Category

Recreational Use

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Recreational Resources

Project Description

This project repaired and enhanced the existing Jeff Friend Trail located on the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in coastal Alabama. The aged boardwalk and gravel trail were repaired and improved to enhance access by persons with disabilities and the quality of visitor experience. Construction of an observation platform along the trail and the widening of two accessible parking spaces to better accommodate visitors were also completed. The project is not expected to significantly increase visitation, but does provide a safe and enhanced experience for visitors to the refuge.


Kate Healy
(251) 517-8010
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