Portion of Cat Island Acquisition


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
State of Mississippi

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

State of Mississippi

Funding Program

MOEX Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs)

Project Location: Mississippi1

Funding Source: MOEX
Controlling Document: Consent Decree Between The United States and MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC
Year Awarded: 2013

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Beaches / Dunes Shorelines

Project Description

A portion of Cat Island was acquired by the State of Mississippi in 2013. Cat Island is a well-known natural area used for low impact recreational activities — swimming, sunbathing, camping, hiking and fishing. Except for the subdivision, which now contains only a couple of houses, the remainder of the island is in a relatively pristine state with a mixture of pine/oak maritime forest, estuarine marsh, sand dunes and beaches. It contains unique, threatened and disappearing habitat types and is home to a number of rare, threatened, endangered species of plants and animals. This acquisition is a significant addition to the Coastal Preserve System and insures that the island remains in a natural condition providing enhanced public access to coastal resources for recreational purposes.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 262
Project Name: Portion of Cat Island Acquisition
SourceUID:
Latitude: 30.22722156
Longitude: -89.08865404
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County: Harrison
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s): Land Acquisition / Protection Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Targeted Resource(s): Beaches / Dunes
Targeted Resource(s): Shorelines
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2013
Implementing Organization: State of Mississippi
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Gerald McWhorter
Point of Contact – Phone: GMcWhorter@sos.state.ms.us
Point of Contact – Email: 601-359-6560
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.sos.ms.gov/Education-Publications/Documents/Downloads/CatIslandPamphlet.pdf
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 117
Close Year: 2013
Close Month: 7
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Fee
Landowner: State of Mississippi
Landowner Type: State
Purpose: Environmental System
Public Access: Unknown
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 8000005
DWH Funder: State of Mississippi
DWH Funder Type: State
DWH Funding Program: MOEX Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs)
DWH Dollar Amount : 4987330
DWH Source: MOEX
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: Consent Decree Between The United States and MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC
Award Year: 2013
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 3012675


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