Mad Island Marsh Preserve Shoreline Protection and Coastal Ecosystem RestorationPhase I


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
The Nature Conservancy

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Project Location: Texas1

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Planning

Planning

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

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.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Sea Grant

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 711
Project Name: Mad Island Marsh Preserve Shoreline Protection and Coastal Ecosystem RestorationPhase I
SourceUID: 54073
Latitude: 28.6638562
Longitude: -96.09361939
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Matagorda
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Planning
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s): Planning
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Julie Sullivan
Point of Contact – Phone: Julie_Sullivan@tnc.org
Point of Contact – Email: 361-882-3584
Other Partners: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Sea Grant
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/tx-mad-island-16.pdf
Project Comments: None
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): 100000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 100000
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


  1. This map shows the area impacted or evaluated by a planning or assessment project.