Mississippi Hancock County Marsh Living Shoreline Project


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MS DEQ), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Early Restoration Phase 3

Project Location: Mississippi1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: NRDA Early Restoration Framework Agreement
Year Awarded: 2014

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Shorelines
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

This project is intended to employ living shoreline techniques, including natural and artificial breakwater material and marsh creation, to reduce shoreline erosion by dampening wave energy while encouraging reestablishment of habitat that was once present in the region. The project will provide for construction of up to 5.9 miles of living breakwater, approximately 46 acres of marsh creation, and approximately 46 acres of subtidal reef restoration in Heron Bay to increase secondary productivity in the area. The project will reduce shoreline erosion, create habitat for secondary productivity, and protect and create salt marsh habitat.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 342
Project Name: Mississippi Hancock County Marsh Living Shoreline Project
SourceUID: 38
Latitude: 30.18157552
Longitude: -89.45572955
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County: Hancock
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Shorelines
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MS DEQ), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Implementing Organization Type: Joint
Point of Contact – Name: Marc Wyatt
Point of Contact – Phone: mwyatt@mdeq.ms.gov
Point of Contact – Email: 601-961-5367
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/mississippi-hancock-county-marsh-living-shoreline-project
Project Comments: For official trustee information regarding the Deepwater Horizon NRDA, including information regarding the Early Restoration process and status of Early Restoration 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: 46
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 50000000
DWH Funder: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Early Restoration Phase 3
DWH Dollar Amount : 50000000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: NRDA Early Restoration Framework Agreement
Award Year: 2014
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


  1. This map shows the location of the primary institution tasked with implementing the project.