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Marsh Restoration in Fish River, Weeks Bay, Oyster Bay & Meadows Tract (Planning) - Oyster Bay

Implementing Organization

Department of Commerce

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$264,651

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Planning

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

Project Description

The NOAA Restoration Center will complete planning, design, and engineering required to restore the hydrology of 150 acres of estuarine tidal marsh and brackish marsh that historically drained south through two tidal creeks into Oyster Bay and Bon Secour Bay, located in the City of Gulf Shores, Baldwin County, Alabama. Completion of these activities will provide the NOAA Restoration Center with a full understanding of the construction alternatives at this site, environmental impact and benefits metrics; and the necessary information to seek Category 2 funds for implementation. Replacing the existing culverts at the site with larger box culverts or bridges will improve flow, maximize tidal exchange, restore aquatic species movement, and improve overall function to 150 acres of adjacent wetlands.

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