Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MS DEQ)
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
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
Protect and enhance existing resources in the Turkey Creek watershed with land conservation, land restoration (including restoring coastal wetland habitat), and stream restoration objectives. All components would result in an initiation of restoration of the natural hydrologic connections from the creek’s headwaters to the Back Bay of Biloxi. By addressing issues from a watershed perspective we can begin to address habitat and water quality issues associated with our coastal bays and estuaries such as the Back Bay of Biloxi, an estuary which historically produced oysters.