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Goose Island Shoreline Stabilization and Marsh Restoration - Phase 2

Summary

The objective of this project is to mitigate the loss of valuable intertidal estuarine marsh habitat due to erosion by completing the 24-acre created marsh site through the beneficial use of dredged material (BUDM). BUDM will raise the elevation of the bay bottom inside the created marsh site to a level that supports smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) marsh. The smooth cordgrass restores and enhances nursery habitat for fishery species and feeding habitat for avian species. The dredged material will come from dredging two small boat channels, enhancing public boater access to Aransas Bay, St. Charles Bay and Cedar Bayou.

Basics

Aransas

North of Goose Island between the Island and Lamar Peninsula

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

$300,000

Classification

CIAP

• Marsh Restoration
• Marsh Restoration with Beneficial use of Dredged Material
• Shoreline Protection

N/A



Funding Sources

Source 1

Active

N/A

Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP)

Primary

Federal

$300,000

2007

N/A


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Contacts

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Ms. Kay Jenkins
Natural Resources Coordinator, Region 2
715 Hwy 35 South
Rockport, Texas 78382
361-790-0325

General Land Office
Coastal Resources
1-800-998-4456 press 8
512-475-0773