The Nature Conservancy
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2016
Planning and engineering project is the first phase of an effort to protect over 6,000 acres of critically important coastal prairie and marsh ecosystem. The ultimate goal of the project is to install a 2.3 mile nearshore breakwater to stem the persistent erosion and habitat loss at the Nature Conservancy’s Mad Island Marsh Preserve along the mid coast of Texas in Matagorda Bay. Slowing the shoreline loss at the mouth of the Mad Island Lake Bayou is critical to maintaining the salinity gradient of this estuarine system.