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Galveston Island State Park Marsh Restoration & Protection - Phase III

Implementing Organization

Texas General Land Office

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$5,000,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

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.

Contact

Angela Sunley
512-463-9309
angela.sunley@glo.texas.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

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

Affiliated Institutions

None

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