Marsh Island (Portersville Bay) Restoration Project


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Early Restoration Phase 1

Project Location: Alabama1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: NRDA Early Restoration Framework Agreement
Year Awarded: 2012

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Barrier Islands
Shorelines

Project Description

The Marsh Island (Portersville Bay) Restoration Project involves the creation of salt marsh along Marsh Island, a state-owned island in the Portersville Bay portion of Mississippi Sound, Alabama. This project will restore approximately 50 acres of salt marsh through the placement of a permeable segmented breakwater, the placement of sediments and the planting of native marsh vegetation. Additionally, the breakwater will provide protection for the existing 24 acres of Marsh Island, which has been experiencing shoreline loss .

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 7
Project Name: Marsh Island (Portersville Bay) Restoration Project
SourceUID: 6
Latitude: 30.191519
Longitude: -88.132247
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Mobile
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Barrier Islands
Targeted Resource(s): Shorelines
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2016
Implementing Organization: Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Carl Ferraro
Point of Contact – Phone: carl.ferraro@dcnr.alabama.gov
Point of Contact – Email: 251-621-1216
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/marsh-island-portersville-bay-restoration-project
Project Comments: For official trustee information regarding the Deepwater Horizon NRDA, including information regarding the Early Restoration process and status of Early Restoration 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: 50
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 9400000
DWH Funder: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Early Restoration Phase 1
DWH Dollar Amount : 11280000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: NRDA Early Restoration Framework Agreement
Award Year: 2012
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: C


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