Protecting the beauty of our Gulf Coast beaches is a top priority for local leaders year round and now residents and visitors can look forward to a new addition this spring.
The Harrison County Board of Supervisors recently approved the ‘Sand Beach Sea Oats Project’ to go out for bid.
Officials say the bidding is set to open in February. The $200,000 allotted for the project is funded through phase two of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act, announced in September 2019 by then-Governor Phil Bryant.
According to the USDA, sea oats play a vital role in the stabilization of coast lines and here locally, officials say they’ll be especially beneficial in keeping sand off of Highway 90.
They’ll be planted along the 26 miles of sand beach.