Matagorda Wetlands Acquisition and Conservation


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Colorado River Land Trust

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

Land Acquisition / Protection

Land Acquisition / Protection

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

Acquire and permanently conserve over 600 acres of coastal wetland habitat on the East Matagorda Peninsula near the mouth of the Colorado River, along East Matagorda Bay, Texas.The Colorado River Land Trust will provide permanent protection of the property, which is immediately adjacent to an existing nature park managed by the land trust.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Lower Colorado River Authority

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 712
Project Name: Matagorda Wetlands Acquisition and Conservation
SourceUID: 54187
Latitude: 28.61518711
Longitude: -95.96130678
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Matagorda
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Land Acquisition / Protection
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s): Land Acquisition / Protection
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: Colorado River Land Trust
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Jeff Crosby
Point of Contact – Phone: jeff.crosby@coloradoriverlandtrust.org
Point of Contact – Email: 512-730-5160
Other Partners: Lower Colorado River Authority
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/tx-matagorda-wetlands-16.pdf
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 600
Close Year: 2017
Close Month: 11
Close day: 1
Purchase Type: Fee
Landowner: Colorado River Land Trust
Landowner Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Purpose: Environmental System
Public Access: Unknown
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): 1000000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 1000000
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


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