Habitat Restoration and Conservation in Turkey Creek – Phase I


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MS DEQ)

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: Mississippi1

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

Land Acquisition / Protection
Planning
Land Acquisition / Protection Planning

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Shorelines

Project Description

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.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain, Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Environmental Ministries, North Gulfport, Community Land Trust, Turkey Creek Community Initiative, Turkey Creek Watershed Team, & USDA-NRCS

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 467
Project Name: Habitat Restoration and Conservation in Turkey Creek – Phase I
SourceUID: 49979
Latitude: 30.40919895
Longitude: -89.10999614
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County: Harrison
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s): Planning
Additional Project Action(s): Land Acquisition / Protection Planning
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Shorelines
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2021
Implementing Organization: Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MS DEQ)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Camille Covington
Point of Contact – Phone: ccovington@cce.ms
Point of Contact – Email: 228-396-0486
Other Partners: Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain, Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Environmental Ministries, North Gulfport, Community Land Trust, Turkey Creek Community Initiative, Turkey Creek Watershed Team, & USDA-NRCS
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/ms-turkey%20creek-15.pdf
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: Fee
Landowner: Unknown
Landowner Type: Joint
Purpose: Environmental System
Public Access: Unknown
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: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 7536400
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 7536400
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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