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Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline (Planning)

Implementing Organization

Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$3,220,460

Known Leveraged Funding

$52,389,750

Funding Organization

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan

Details

Project Category

Other

Project Actions

Planning

Targeted Resources

Oysters/Reefs

Project Description

The Biloxi Marshes consist of approximately 49,000 hectares of brackish and salt marshes, which have been greatly impacted by shoreline erosion from wind-driven waves. The purpose of this project is to create bioengineered, marsh-fringing oyster reefs to promote the formation of self-sustaining living shoreline protection structures. The project is estimated to create approximately 47,000 feet of oyster barrier reef along the eastern shore of Biloxi Marsh which will provide oyster habitat, reduce wave erosion, and prevent further marsh degradation.

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