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 enhance and improve the oyster populations in Pensacola Bay, St. Andrew Bay and Apalachicola Bay. The improvements include the placement of an estimated total of 42,000 cubic yards of suitable cultch material over approximately 210 acres of previously constructed oyster bars for the settling of native oyster larvae and oyster colonization in three Florida Bays. The final size and locations for cultch placement will be based on environmental conditions within each bay system prior to deployment. Project designs, locations, and the timing of cultch deployment will be selected to maximize successful oyster spat settlement and survival.