Grant: $455,000 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Aug. 19, 2009
100% voted satisfied - 0% voted not satisfied - 1 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The purpose is to provide financial and technical assistance for the design and implementation of the Nueces Bay Portland-Causeway Marsh Restoration Project near Indian Point in Nueces Bay, in Nueces County, Texas. The objectives are to restore a minimum of 30 acres of saltmarsh habitat lost to subsidence and erosion; to prevent further shoreline erosion in the project area; and to stimualte the local economy by providing jobs during the final engineering and construction phase of the project. Deliverables include: perform, coordinate, contract and carry out the proposed project; provide quarterly reports of project progress; and, comply with all requirements of OMB and DOI pertaining to reporting on Recovery Act.
Project Description: CBBEP has initiated protection and restoration efforts by acquiring the remaining 33 acres of undeveloped property along the north side of the Portland Causeway. CBBEP spent over $130,000 of base funding to assess the area, conduct an analysis of marsh restoration alternatives, select a preferred restoration alternative, develop conceputal plans for the preferred alternative, and acquire US Army Corps of Engineers permits. Throughout this process, CBBEP has solicited and addressed comments from the resource agencies involved in the permitting process. Marsh Restoration is to consist of raising bottom elevation to support low-marsh communities, designing channels for adequate circulation through the raised areas, and planting appropriate vegetation. The marsh complex and causeway will be protected by an earthen berm. CBBEP's portion will be used to make improvements to managed public access at the site.
Jobs Summary: Not Started (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
This award's data was last updated on Aug. 19, 2009. Help expand these official descriptions using the wiki below.