Lake Hermitage Marsh Creation – NRDA Early Restoration Project


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)

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: Louisiana1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Year Awarded: 2012

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

This project involves the creation of marsh within a project footprint known as the “Lake Hermitage Marsh Creation Project” developed for and funded through the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Program. This project will create approximately 104 acres of brackish marsh in lieu of the 7,300 linear feet of earthen terraces that was included in the final design of the base CWPPRA project. Sediment will be hydraulically dredged from a borrow area in the Mississippi River, and pumped via pipeline to create new marsh in the project area. Over time, natural dewatering and compaction of dredged sediments should result in elevations within the intertidal range which would be conducive to the establishment of emergent marsh. The 104-acre fill area will be planted with native marsh vegetation to accelerate benefits.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 6
Project Name: Lake Hermitage Marsh Creation – NRDA Early Restoration Project
SourceUID: 4
Latitude: 29.55642498
Longitude: -89.84396493
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: Plaquemines
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2015
Implementing Organization: Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)
Implementing Organization Type: Joint
Point of Contact – Name: Todd Folse
Point of Contact – Phone: todd.folse@la.gov
Point of Contact – Email: 985-4494082
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/project?id=4
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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:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 14400000
DWH Funder: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
DWH Funder Type: Joint
DWH Funding Program: Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)
DWH Dollar Amount : 14400000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Award Year: 2012
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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