Restoring Living Shorelines and Reefs in Mississippi Estuaries


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MS DEQ)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Project Location: Mississippi1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Year Awarded: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Erosion Prevention or Control
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Erosion Prevention or Control

Targeted Resources

Corals / Coral Reefs
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Shorelines

Project Description

The Restoring Living Shorelines and Reefs in Mississippi Estuaries project will restore intertidal and subtidal reefs and use living shoreline techniques in four bays in Mississippi. Projects are located in Grand Bay, Graveline Bay, Back Bay of Biloxi and vicinity, and St. Louis Bay in Jackson, Harrison, and Hancock Counties, Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality will implement the project which will provide for the construction of over four miles of breakwaters, five acres of intertidal reef habitat and 267 acres of subtidal reef habitat at four locations across the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 541
Project Name: Restoring Living Shorelines and Reefs in Mississippi Estuaries
SourceUID: 60
Latitude: 30.38487254
Longitude: -88.85778992
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County: Jackson, Harrison, Hancock
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s): Erosion Prevention or Control
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Erosion Prevention or Control
Targeted Resource(s): Corals / Coral Reefs
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Shorelines
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MS DEQ)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Marc Wyatt
Point of Contact – Phone: marc_wyatt@deq.state.ms.us
Point of Contact – Email: 601-961-5367
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/project?id=60
Project Comments: For official trustee information regarding the Deepwater Horizon NRDA, including information regarding the NRDA process and status of projects, see http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/.
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: 5
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 267
Restoration Mileage: 4
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 30000000
DWH Funder: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
DWH Funder Type: Joint
DWH Funding Program: Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)
DWH Dollar Amount : 30000000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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