Shell Island East

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)

Funding Program

Berms to Barriers Project

Project Location: Louisiana

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: Unknown
Year Awarded: 2013

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Engineering and/or Construction Resilience

Targeted Resources

Barrier Islands Beaches / Dunes Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

Shell Island East added 250 million cubic yards of sand to restore 250 miles of lost habitat. This project restored an eroded barrier island that acts as a buffer against coastal erosion and helped to re-establish a productive habitat.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions


Project ID: 49
Project Name: Shell Island East
SourceUID: 110
Latitude: 29.27224888
Longitude: -89.6165998
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: Plaquemines
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s): Engineering and/or Construction
Additional Project Action(s): Resilience
Targeted Resource(s): Barrier Islands
Targeted Resource(s): Beaches / Dunes
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2014
Implementing Organization: Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: James Pahl
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Project Comments: Additional acreage is marsh area that will be created by 20 years after project date.
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: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 47600000
DWH Funder: Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)
DWH Funder Type: State
DWH Funding Program: Berms to Barriers Project
DWH Dollar Amount : 47600000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: Unknown
Award Year: 2013
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0