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Habitat Restoration and Conservation in Turkey Creek - Phase I

Implementing Organization

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MS DEQ)

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$7,536,400

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

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.

Contact

Camille Covington
228-396-0486
ccovington@cce.ms
Project Website
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

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