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: 2017
Purchase approximately 1,682 acres on South Padre Island from the Laurence Jones family, of which NFWF GEBF will provide funding for 1,000 acres, for the appraised value of $2,500 per acre. Subsequently transfer ownership of the land to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for inclusion in the adjacent Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge.