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Marsh Island (Portersville Bay) Restoration Project

Implementing Organization

State of Alabama

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$11,280,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

Project Description

The Marsh Island (Portersville Bay) Restoration Project involves the creation of salt marsh along Marsh Island, a state-owned island in the Portersville Bay portion of Mississippi Sound, Alabama. This project will restore approximately 50 acres of salt marsh through the placement of a permeable segmented breakwater, the placement of sediments, and the planting of native marsh vegetation. Additionally, the breakwater will provide protection for the existing 24 acres of Marsh Island, which has been experiencing shoreline loss.

Contact

Carl Ferraro
(251) 621-1216
carl.ferraro@dcnr.alabama.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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