Repair ARK Wildlife Rescue Facility


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

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: Texas

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
Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Infrastructure
Birds / Bird Habitat
Sea Turtles

Project Description

The Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) rescues about 1,500 animals each year, focusing on sea turtles and birds of the South Texas coast. The ARK is part of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas. Port Aransas sustained a direct impact from Hurricane Harvey making it one of the hardest hit communities in the area. Hurricane Harvey quickly developed from a tropical storm into a Category 4 hurricane. In the hours leading up to the storm, the ARK devoted most of its resources into evacuating over 40 birds and securing 60 sea turtles. Due to careful planning, all of the animals of the ARK survived the hurricane, however the facility and the equipment of the ARK sustained extensive damage. We are requesting funding to facilitate necessary repairs to our facility. The ARK is largely funded through donations, this funding opportunity would be invaluable to the ARK allowing for us to have a speedy return to normal operations in our facility.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute


Project ID: 769
Project Name: Repair ARK Wildlife Rescue Facility
SourceUID: 59006
Latitude: 27.83698699
Longitude: -97.05258174
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Nueces County
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Engineering and/or Construction
Additional Project Action(s): Species Restoration
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Infrastructure
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Sea Turtles
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Jace Tunnell
Point of Contact – Phone: jace.tunnell@austin.utexas.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
Link: https://nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/tx-repair-ark-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: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 194600
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 194600
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
Completeness: C