Galveston Island State Park Marsh Restoration and Protection in Carancahua Cove – Phase II


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Texas General Land Office

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Project Location: Texas1

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Fish / Fish Habitats

Project Description

Construct approximately 4,415 linear-foot segment(s) of rock breakwater within the Carancahua Cove area of West Bay, Texas. Project will directly benefit avian and estuarine fishery species and their habitat by protecting approximately two (2) acres of existing estuarine emergent marsh, 12 acres of existing seagrass beds, 73 acres of future restored estuarine marsh complex (intertidal fringe marsh, salt flat marsh, sand flat and protected shallow water), calm and protect approximately 95 acres of shallow estuarine subtidal /open water habitat and create 8,830 linear feet of hard substrate.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 464
Project Name: Galveston Island State Park Marsh Restoration and Protection in Carancahua Cove – Phase II
SourceUID: 49988
Latitude: 29.20675035
Longitude: -94.97978482
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Galveston
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Engineering and/or Construction
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s): Engineering and/or Construction
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: Texas General Land Office
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Angela Sunley
Point of Contact – Phone: angela.sunley@glo.texas.gov
Point of Contact – Email: 512-463-9309
Other Partners: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/tx-galveston%20bay-ii-15.pdf
Project Comments: None
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: 73
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 4415
Additional Acreage:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 3234500
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 3234500
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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