Marsh Restoration in Fish River, Weeks Bay, Oyster Bay & Meadows Tract (Planning) – Oyster Bay

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Department of Commerce

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: Alabama

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 NOAA Restoration Center will complete planning, design, and engineering required to restore the hydrology of 150 acres of estuarine tidal marsh and brackish marsh that historically drained south through two tidal creeks into Oyster Bay and Bon Secour Bay, located in the City of Gulf Shores, Baldwin County, Alabama. Completion of these activities will provide the NOAA Restoration Center with a full understanding of the construction alternatives at this site, environmental impact and benefits metrics; and the necessary information to seek Category 2 funds for implementation. Replacing the existing culverts at the site with larger box culverts or bridges will improve flow, maximize tidal exchange, restore aquatic species movement, and improve overall function to 150 acres of adjacent wetlands.

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Project ID: 893
Project Name: Marsh Restoration in Fish River, Weeks Bay, Oyster Bay & Meadows Tract (Planning) – Oyster Bay
SourceUID: EGID52
Latitude: 30.28494917
Longitude: -87.72340979
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Baldwin
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Planning
Additional Project Action(s):
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Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2020
Implementing Organization: Department of Commerce
Implementing Organization Type: Federal
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
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): 264651
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 : 264651
DWH Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2018
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0