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Bob Sikes Pier, Parking, and Trail Restoration

Implementing Organization

State of Florida

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$1,023,990

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Details

Project Category

Recreational Use

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Recreational Resources

Project Description

This project will improve access to a fishing pier in the Pensacola area in Escambia County as well as enhancing the quality of the experience for its recreational users. The improvements include: 1) adding solar-powered lighting to illuminate dark areas along the pier and enhance 24-hour usage of the pier; 2) completing a series of minor pier and rail modifications to generally improve the pier?s safety and allow better access for those with physical disabilities; 3) renovating and rehabilitating designated parking areas to improve parking efficiency of visitors and to improve traffic flow leading into and within the pier parking lot; 4) adding an entrance sign and informational/educational signage for pier users (e.g., proper actions to take if a sea turtle should be hooked while fishing); 5) widening and enhancing half mile section of multipurpose (bicycle/pedestrian) access trail that connects the fishing pier to other recreational and commercial areas on the beach.

Contact

Pearce Barrett
(850) 245-2106
pearce.barrett@dep.state.fl.us
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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