Glance at Gulf of Mexico restoration projects

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Here's a look at the names and estimated cost of 44 projects approved for funding from BP PLC's $1 billion set-aside dedicated to recovery from its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico:


$85.5 million Gulf State Park Enhancement Project

$5 million Swift Tract Living Shoreline

$3.2 million Oyster Cultch Restoration



$10.8 million Beach Enhancement Project at Gulf Island National Seashore

$4 million Gulf Islands National Seashore Ferry Project

$775,605 Cat Point Living Shoreline Project

$10.8 million Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline Project

$2.7 million Seagrass Recovery Project

$588,500 Perdido Key State Park Beach Boardwalk Improvements

$1.5 million Big Lagoon State Park Boat Ramp Improvement

$1 million Bob Sikes Pier Parking and Trail Restoration

$11.5 million Artificial Reefs

$18.8 million Fish Hatchery

$2.9 million Scallop Enhancement for Increased Recreational Fishing Opportunity in the Florida Panhandle

$882,750 Shell Point Beach Nourishment

$611,234 Perdido Key Dune Restoration Project

$5.4 million Florida Oyster Cultch Placement Project

$3.2 million Strategically Provided Boat Access Along Florida's Gulf Coast

$386,291 Walton County Boardwalks and Dune Crossovers

$2.1 million Gulf County Recreation Projects

$470,800 Bald Point State Park Recreation Areas

$1.8 million Enhancements of Franklin County Parks and Boat Ramps

$262,989 Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area Fishing and Wildlife Viewing Access Improvements

$1.2 million Navarre Beach Park Gulfside Walkover Complex

$614,630 Navarre Beach Park Coastal Access

$309,669 Gulf Breeze Wayside Park Boat Ramp

$2.6 million Developing Enhanced Recreational Opportunities at the Escribano Point Portion of the Yellow River WMA

$10.2 million Norriego Point Restoration and Recreation Project

$588,500 Deer Lake State Park Development

$993,649 City of Parker Oak Shore Drive Pier

$2 million Panama City Marina Fishing Pier, Boat Ramp and Staging Docks

$1.5 million Wakulla Marshes Sands Park Improvements

$4.6 million Northwest Florida Estuarine Habitat Restoration, Protection and Education, Fort Walton Beach

FLORIDA TOTAL: $105.2 million


$318.4 million Louisiana Outer Coast Restoration

$22 million Louisiana Marine Fisheries Enhancement, Research, and Science Center

LOUISIANA TOTAL: $340.4 million


$50 million Hancock County Marsh Living Shoreline Project

$10.4 million Restoration Initiatives at the Infinity Science Center

$4.8 million Popp's Ferry Causeway Park

$3.8 million Pascagoula Beachfront Promenade



$10.7 million Galveston Island State Park Beach Development

$3.6 million Matagorda Artificial Reef Project

$2.2 million Freeport Artificial Reef Project

$1.9 million Mid/Upper Texas Coast Artificial Reef Ship Reef Project

$210,100 Sea Rim State Park Improvements

TEXAS TOTAL: $18.6 million

GRAND TOTAL: $626.8 million

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration