Beach Enhancement Project at Gulf Islands National Seashore

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)

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: 2014

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Beaches / Dunes

Project Description

This project involves removing fragments of asphalt and road-base material that have been scattered widely over some or all of 2,041 acres and 14 linear miles of the Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa, and Perdido Key areas of the Florida District of Gulf Islands National Seashore. There is also a small, two-mile-long area on the Gulf side of the Fort Pickens area where sections of the old road and some miscellaneous chunks of concrete may be removed from the intertidal and subtidal zones. These materials originated from roads damaged during several storms and hurricanes. Debris removal methods will involve primarily mechanized equipment, supplemented by small crews using hand tools. Vegetation that is destroyed during the clean-up process will be re-planted with like numbers and species.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions


Project ID: 319
Project Name: Beach Enhancement Project at Gulf Islands National Seashore
SourceUID: 15
Latitude: 30.32109441
Longitude: -87.22121216
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Escambia
Project Category: Recreational Use
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Beaches / Dunes
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2020
Implementing Organization: U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
Implementing Organization Type: Federal
Point of Contact – Name: Kelly Irick
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: 850-934-2604
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
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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: 2041
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 10836100
DWH Funder: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
DWH Funder Type: Joint
DWH Funding Program: Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)
DWH Dollar Amount : 10836100
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Award Year: 2014
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0