Following consultation with state and federal resource agencies, NFWF has awarded nearly $1.6 billion in funding from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund since 2013. The projects listed below are designed to protect, restore and enhance natural and living resources across the Gulf Coast.
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The number of awards from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund in the state of Alabama now stands at 43, with a total current value of approximately $300 million.
Deer River Shoreline Stabilization
Fowl River Watershed Restoration: Coastal Spits and Wetlands Project
Restoration of the North Side of Dauphin Island
Bon Secour River Headwater Restoration
Dauphin Island Causeway Shoreline Restoration
Enhanced Fisheries Monitoring in Alabama’s Marine Waters
Alabama Artificial Reef and Habitat Enhancement
Lightning Point Acquisition and Restoration Project
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Acquisitions
Mobile County Conservation Acquisition and Salt Aire Shoreline Restoration
Mobile Bay Shore Habitat Conservation and Acquisition Initiative
The number of awards from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund in the state of Florida now stands at 45, with a total current value of nearly $290 million.
Restoring Florida’s Shorebird and Seabird Populations
Apalachicola Bay Oyster Restoration
Apalachicola River Slough Restoration
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Saltmarsh Restoration
Pensacola East Bay Oyster Habitat Restoration
Restoration of Florida’s Coastal Dune Lakes
Eliminating Light Pollution at Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches
Assessment for Recovery of Gulf of Mexico Fisheries
Restoration and Management of Escribano Point Coastal Habitat
The number of awards from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund in the state of Louisiana now stands at 13, with a total current value of more than $603 million.
Adaptive Management: Louisiana River Diversions and Barrier Islands
Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion: Engineering and Design
Increase Atchafalaya Flow to Terrebonne: Planning, Engineering and Design
Caminada Beach and Dune Increment Engineering, Design and Construction
The number of awards from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund in the state of Mississippi now stands at 32, with a total current value of nearly $192 million.
Artificial Reef and Habitat Enhancement
Reef Fish Assessment for Mississippi Coastal and Nearshore Gulf Waters
Oyster Restoration and Management
Invasive Species Management on Coastal State Land
Utilization of Dredge Material for Marsh Restoration in Coastal Mississippi
Mississippi Coastal Restoration Plan
Mississippi Coastal Bird Stewardship Program
The number of awards from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund in the state of Texas now stands at 61, with a total value of $203.5 million.
Hydrological Restoration of Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge Wetlands
Carancahua Bay Habitat Preservation and Enhancement
Bahia Grande Habitat Restoration
Dollar Bay-Moses Lake Shoreline Enhancement and Restoration
Greens Lake Protection and Marsh Restoration
South Padre Island Land Acquisitions
Bahia Grande Coastal Corridor Acquisitions
Salt Bayou Beach Ridge Restoration
Galveston Island State Park Marsh Restoration & Protection
Follets Island land Acquisition and Conservation Program