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Bird Island Cove Marsh Restoration Project

Summary

From the mid-1950s to 2002, the amount of estuarine marsh in West Galveston Bay has decreased by 32%, estuarine tidal flats have declined by 61%, and palustrine marshes have decreased by 50%.  This project will protect approximately 114 acres of existing coastal wetlands through the construction of a breakwater protecting them from continued erosion and the restoration of approximately 70 acres of estuarine marsh complex (intertidal fringe marsh, salt flat marsh, sand flat and protected shallow water). 

Basics

Galveston

N/A

N/A

$1,670,000.00

Classification

CEPRA

Marsh Restoration

Construction



Funding Sources

Source 1

Active

1520

Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA)

Primary

State

$410,000.00

07

N/A

Source 2

Active

1520

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)

Secondary

State

$10,000.00

07

N/A

Source 3

Active

1520

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Other

State

$1,060,000.00

07

N/A

Source 4

Active

1520

Galveston Bay Estuary Program (GBEP)

Other

State

$100,000.00

07

N/A

Source 5

Active

1520

Coastal Conservation Association (CCA)

Other

State

$50,000.00

07

N/A

Source 6

Active

1520

NRG Texas Power

Other

Other

$40,000.00

07

N/A


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General Land Office
Coastal Resources
1.800.998.4456
512.475.0773