Perdido Key Dune Restoration Project

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)

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 Endangered Species Habitat

Project Description

This project will restore appropriate dune vegetation to approximately 20 acres of degraded beach dune habitat in Perdido Key, Florida, including habitat used by the federally endangered Perdido Key Beach Mouse. The project will take place in an area that begins approximately 2.2 miles east of Perdido Pass at the Alabama/Florida state line and extends approximately 6 miles to the east . The improvements will consist of planting appropriate dune vegetation (e.g., sea oats, panic grasses, cord grasses, sea purslane, beach elder) approximately 20 – 60′ seaward of the existing primary dune to provide a buffer to the primary dune and enhance dune habitats. In addition, gaps in existing dunes within the project area will be re-vegetated to provide a continuous dune structure. All plants will be grown from seeds or cuttings from the Alabama or North Florida coast to ensure appropriate genetic stocks are used in the project.

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Project ID: 349
Project Name: Perdido Key Dune Restoration Project
SourceUID: 45
Latitude: 30.28741943
Longitude: -87.48255509
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Escambia
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Beaches / Dunes
Targeted Resource(s): Endangered Species Habitat
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2016
Implementing Organization: Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Pearce Barrett
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: 850-245-2106
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Project Comments: For official trustee information regarding the Deepwater Horizon NRDA, including information regarding the NRDA process and status of projects, see
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: 20
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 611234
DWH Funder: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
DWH Funder Type: Joint
DWH Funding Program: Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)
DWH Dollar Amount : 611234
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