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Lightning Point Acquisition and Restoration Project Phase I

Implementing Organization

The Nature Conservancy

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$5,903,100

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

Land Acquisition / Protection

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

Project Description

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.

Contact

Judy Haner
251-433-1150
jhaner@tnc.org
Project Website
Project Partners

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Mobile County, City of Bayou la Batre, Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Affiliated Institutions

None

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