NFWF Grant Profile

Conservation Program(s):
National Coastal Resilience Fund
Project Title: Completing Design Plans to Improve Natural Infrastructure in Currituck Sound (NC)
National Audubon Society, Inc.
Project ID:

Complete final engineering design and secure permits for four nature-based marsh restoration pilot projects in Currituck Sound, building on a design project to mitigate marsh habitat loss and enhance community resilience to storm surge and flooding. Project will preserve the integrity of two marsh complexes totaling 3,481 acres of bird habitat that also provide protection for at least seven critical infrastructure sites and 1,658 residential properties in Currituck and Dare Counties.

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The project is located at Audubon North Carolina's Pine Island Sanctuary in Currituck Sound, North Carolina. It is bounded to the east by the northern Outer Banks and to the west by suburban and agricultural lands between the communities of Grandy and Poplar Branch in Currituck County.