Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MS DEQ)
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Year Awarded: 2012
The goal of this project is to restore and enhance oyster cultch areas in the marine waters of Mississippi in Hancock and Harrison Counties. This project will restore and enhance approximately 1,430 acres of the oyster cultch areas within Mississippi. Cultch material (oyster shell, limestone or crushed concrete, or some combination thereof) will be deployed at a rate of 100 cubic yards per acre with adjustments for site conditions as needed.