Ft. De Soto Park Dune Walkovers

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Pinellas, County Of

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 1: The Direct Component

Project Location: Florida

Funding Source: Transocean, Anadarko, and BP
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Resilience

Targeted Resources

Beaches / Dunes Infrastructure Recreational Resources

Project Description

This three-year Pinellas County project will design, permit, and construct dune walkovers along a stretch of beach at Ft. De Soto Park, from the Gulf Pier parking lot northward to the North Beach parking lots. Due to the long distances a dune walkover must be constructed to carry pedestrian traffic at the project site, the current funding level is expected to allow construction of at least 2 walkovers in the areas of greatest need to protect the fragile vegetated dune system. The walkovers will serve to minimize human impacts thus serving to protect and conserve wildlife habitat and other living coastal and marine resources, as well as enhance community resilience and improve infrastructure sustainability through maintaining a continuous shore-parallel dune.

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Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions


Project ID: 610
Project Name: Ft. De Soto Park Dune Walkovers
SourceUID: RDCGR200015
Latitude: 27.62013814
Longitude: -82.73612325
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Pinellas
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Engineering and/or Construction
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s): Resilience
Targeted Resource(s): Beaches / Dunes
Targeted Resource(s): Infrastructure
Targeted Resource(s): Recreational Resources
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2020
Implementing Organization: Pinellas, County Of
Implementing Organization Type: Local
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://www.treasury.gov/services/restore-act/Pages/Direct%20Component/Direct-Component.aspx
Project Comments: At this time, U.S. Department of Treasury cannot confirm the accuracy of this information. Please go to https://www.treasury.gov/services/restore-act/Pages/home.aspx for the latest information about this project.
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: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 534890
DWH Funder: The U.S. Department of Treasury
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 1: The Direct Component
DWH Dollar Amount : 534890
DWH Source: Transocean, Anadarko, and BP
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 0