Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2016
The Biloxi Marshes consist of approximately 49,000 hectares of brackish and salt marshes, which have been greatly impacted by shoreline erosion from wind-driven waves. The purpose of this project is to create bioengineered, marsh-fringing oyster reefs to promote the formation of self-sustaining living shoreline protection structures. The project is estimated to create approximately 47,000 feet of oyster barrier reef along the eastern shore of Biloxi Marsh which will provide oyster habitat, reduce wave erosion, and prevent further marsh degradation.