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: 2014
This project will improve access to a fishing pier in the Pensacola area in Escambia County and enhance recreational users’ experiences. Improvements include: 1) adding solar-powered lighting to illuminate dark areas along the pier; 2) improving safety with minor pier and rail modifications; 3) renovating and rehabilitating designated parking areas to improve parking efficiency of visitors and to improve traffic flow; 4) adding a entrance sign and informational/educational signage for pier users; 5) widening and enhancing half mile section of multipurpose access trail that connects the fishing pier to other recreational and commercial areas on the beach; and 6) aesthetic improvements to the parking area, parking access road and multipurpose trail leading to Bob Sikes Pier.