Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
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
This project entails planting approximately 474,634 native plants on average of 15 to 60 feet seaward of the existing primary dunes along an 8.1 mile length of Pensacola Beach. Proportions of plants will include approximately 76% sea oats, 19% panic grass, and 5% other selected species native to the Gulf Coast of Florida to maximize sand stabilization and limit wind erosion. All plants will be grown from seed and propagated plants collected from the Gulf Coast of Florida. Plants shall be installed to ensure that sufficient moisture is available and properly covered with sand to stabilize and protect the plants. Planting will be done in the appropriate planting periods to avoid extremes in temperatures. The project will also include 28,700 linear feet of sand fencing and signage to inform beach visitors to stay off of dunes.