Texas Beneficial Use/Marsh Restoration (Planning)

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
State of Texas

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan

Project Location: Texas

Funding Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2018

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

The Beneficial Use/Marsh Restoration project is located in Jefferson and Galveston Counties Texas. It will facilitate beneficial use of dredged materials (BUDM) through careful site selection, survey data collection, preparation of engineering and design plans, environmental compliance and permitting. The primary goal is to create shovel-ready restoration sites that, when fully implemented, will transform areas that have subsided into open waters back to tidally influenced coastal wetlands. This method has proven to be a highly effective in restoring and creating habitat for fish and wildlife, improving water quality and enhancing natural storm buffers. The funding will provide for advance planning for three proposed projects: (1) Marsh Restoration in the Nelda Stark Unit of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWDis) Lower Neches WMA within the Sabine Lake-Neches River Watershed; (2) Marsh Restoration in the Salt Bayou Unit of the J.D. Murphree WMA in the Salt Bayou Watershed; and (3) Marsh Restoration in Pierce Marsh on West Bay in the Galveston Bay Estuary. Texas has a history of successful BUDM projects with cooperative agreements among state and federal natural resource agencies and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in place through the Texas Coastal Management Program (CMP). The project proponent will coordinate with USACE and private dredging operations to identify potential source materials and timelines for placement of dredge material.

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Project ID: 890
Project Name: Texas Beneficial Use/Marsh Restoration (Planning)
SourceUID: EGID12
Latitude: 29.77173034
Longitude: -93.99723921
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Galveston, Jefferson
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Planning
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2020
Implementing Organization: State of Texas
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://www.restorethegulf.gov/sites/default/files/FPL_forDec9Vote_Errata_04-07-2016.pdf#page=58
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: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 968000
DWH Funder: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
DWH Funder Type: Consortium
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan
DWH Dollar Amount : 968000
DWH Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2018
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0