Galveston Island State Park Marsh Restoration & Protection – Phase III


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Texas General Land Office

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: 2017

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries Birds / Bird Habitat Fish / Fish Habitats

Project Description

Construct approximately 7,550 linear-feet of rock breakwater in the Butterowe Bayou, Oak Bayou, and Dana Cove areas that will protect existing estuarine marsh, sea grass beds, and shallow open water habitat in the area. Project will directly benefit avian and estuarine fishery species and their habitat by protecting approximately 87 acres of existing estuarine emergent marsh, 12 acres of existing sand and mud flats, calm and protect 311 acres of shallow open water, a portion of which supports sea grass beds, and create 15,100 linear feet of hard substrate habitat.

Project Contact

Project Partners

United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 760
Project Name: Galveston Island State Park Marsh Restoration & Protection – Phase III
SourceUID: 58070
Latitude: 29.2354524
Longitude: -94.90455399
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Galveston
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Engineering and/or Construction
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s): Engineering and/or Construction Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2025
Implementing Organization: Texas General Land Office
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Angela Sunley
Point of Contact – Phone: angela.sunley@glo.texas.gov
Point of Contact – Email: 512-463-9309
Other Partners: United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/tx-galveston-island-iii-17.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: 99
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 311
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 15100
Additional Acreage:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 5000000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 5000000
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: 2017
Award Month: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


  1. This map shows the location and extent of the project actions.