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Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund New 2019 Projects

​In the seventh round of funding, NFWF awarded nearly $109 million in 2019 from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to 20 new projects in the states of Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Texas. The projects listed below are designed to protect, restore and enhance natural and living resources across the Gulf Coast.

Alabama

In 2019, NFWF has awarded nearly $8 million for two new projects in the state of Alabama from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund.

Lower Halls Mill Creek Protection

Blackwater River South Tract Acquisition ​

Florida

In 2019, NFWF has awarded nearly $60 million for six new projects in the state of Florida from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund.

Panhandle Dune Restoration

Apalachicola Bay Oyster Reef Restoration- Phase II

MK Ranch Hydrologic Restoration

Apalachicola River Slough Restoration- Phase I

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Saltmarsh Restoration- Phase I

Wulfert Bayous Bird Nesting Habitat Restoration ​

Mississippi

In 2019, NFWF has awarded nearly $16 million for five new projects in the state of Mississippi from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund.

Mississippi Offshore Artificial Reef and Habitat Enhancement Project 

Reef Fish Assessment for Mississippi Coastal and Nearshore Waters: Restoration through Improved Data Collection and Management- Phase III and IV

Oyster Restoration and management- Phase II

Enhancement of St. Louis Bay Oyster Reef

Invasive Species Management on Coastal State Land- Phase II​

Texas

In 2019, NFWF has awarded of more than $25 million for seven new projects in the state of Texas from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund.

Swan Lake Marsh Restoration

Chocolate Bay Wetland Habitat Acquisition

Matagorda Peninsula Acquisition

Mad Island Marsh Shoreline Protection

Enhancement of Buffalo Lake March Complex

Mission River Land Acquisition

Nueces Delta Shoreline Erosion Protection ​

View a comprehensive list of all projects awarded by the GEBF here​.