Lightning Point Acquisition and Restoration Project Phase I
The Nature Conservancy
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund GEBF
Protect and restore a key stretch of coastal shoreline at the mouth of Bayou La Batre River. Specifically, the project includes the acquisition of more than 100 acres of coastal habitat and the engineering and design for restoring approximately 28 acres of marsh and 1.5 miles of intertidal nearshore breakwater. The acquisition targets represent more than 2 miles of nearly contiguous undeveloped waterfront adjacent to existing protected lands owned by the state, Mobile County, and the City of Bayou La Batre.
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Mobile County, City of Bayou la Batre, Dauphin Island Sea Lab