Florida (Pensacola Beach) Dune Restoration Project

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Project Location: Florida

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Year Awarded: 2012

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Beaches / Dunes Terrestrial Habitat

Project Description

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.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions


Project ID: 272
Project Name: Florida (Pensacola Beach) Dune Restoration Project
SourceUID: 3
Latitude: 30.3367
Longitude: -87.1083
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Escambia
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Beaches / Dunes
Targeted Resource(s): Terrestrial Habitat
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Pearce Barrett
Point of Contact – Phone: pearce.barrett@dep.state.fl.us
Point of Contact – Email: 850-245-2106
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/project?id=3
Project Comments: For official trustee information regarding the Deepwater Horizon NRDA, including information regarding the NRDA process and status of projects, see http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/.
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
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: 8
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 644487
DWH Funder: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
DWH Funder Type: Joint
DWH Funding Program: Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)
DWH Dollar Amount : 644487
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Award Year: 2012
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0