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Follets Island Land Acquisition and Conservation Phase II

Implementing Organization

The Trust for Public Land

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$2,150,000

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

Barrier Islands

Project Description

Acquire and convey to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 3 tracts of land in one ownership totaling approximately 414 acres on Follets Island, a Texas barrier island south of Galveston Island, of which NFWF will provide funding for 330 acres. Project will help restore species harmed by the Deep Water Horizon oil spill and will provide critical habitat for the endangered piping plover, waterfowl, and waterbirds, and protect a unique native prairie type known as Strand Prairie.

Contact

Michael Giammusso
802-223-1373
michael.giammusso@tpl.org
Project Website
Project Partners

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)

Affiliated Institutions

None

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