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Galveston Island State Park Marsh Restoration & Protection - Phase III

Implementing Organization

Texas General Land Office


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund GEBF


Project Category


Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources


Project Description

Construct approximately 7,550 linear-feet of rock breakwater in the Butterowe Bayou, Oak Bayou, and Dana Cove areas that will protect existing estuarine marsh, sea grass beds, and shallow open water habitat in the area. Project will directly benefit avian and estuarine fishery species and their habitat by protecting approximately 87 acres of existing estuarine emergent marsh, 12 acres of existing sand and mud flats, calm and protect 311 acres of shallow open water, a portion of which supports sea grass beds, and create 15,100 linear feet of hard substrate habitat.


Angela Sunley
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Project Partners

US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)

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