Following consultation with state and federal resource agencies, NFWF has awarded more than $1.4 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 36, with a total current value of nearly $230 million.
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 40, with a total current value of more than $229 million.
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 $607 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 25, with a total current value of nearly $157 million.
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 55, with a total current value of more than $182 million.
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