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TIG releases Gulf Coast restoration planTIG releases Gulf Coast restoration planhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=181252017-10-20T05:00:00Z2017-10-20T14:00:00Z

​​​​​​AUSTIN – The Texas Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) has released a Gulf Coast restoration plan.  

The Texas Trustee Implementation Group Final 2017 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment: Restoration of Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats; and Oysters will cost over $45.7 million. It aims to compensate for natural resource damage caused ​by the Deepwater Horizon spill. The 13 selected projects include:

  • Bird Island Cove Habitat Restoration Engineering, Galveston Bay System;
  • Essex Bayou Habitat Restoration Engineering, Galveston Bay System;
  • Dredged Material Planning for Wetland Restoration, Texas Coast;
  • McFaddin Beach and Dune Restoration, Sabine Lake Area;
  • Bessie Heights Wetland Restoration, Sabine Lake Area;
  • Pierce Marsh Wetland Restoration, Galveston Bay System;
  • Indian Point Shoreline Erosion Protection, Corpus Christi Bay System;
  • Bahia Grande Hydrologic Restoration, Lower Laguna Madre;
  • Follets Island Habitat Acquisition, Galveston Bay System;
  • Mid-Coast Habitat Acquisition, Matagorda County;
  • Bahia Grande Coastal Corridor Habitat Acquisition, Lower Laguna Madre;
  • Laguna Atascosa Habitat Acquisition, Lower Laguna Madre; and
  • Oyster Restoration Engineering, Galveston Bay System.

The Texas TIG began planning the project in June 2016. They have considered over 800 projects​.​​

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