BP Disaster Eco-Restoration Projects

Governor Phil Bryant revealed four eco-restoration projects for the Gulf Coast today, totaling almost $30 million.
These four projects are designed to restore damage from the 2010 BP oil spill. Nearly $11 million will go toward improving the oyster population along the Coast. Almost $600,000 will go toward improving water quality from beach outfalls. MDEQ will host a design challenge to address the impact of beach outfalls on the Mississippi Sound. Two of the projects deal with habitat restoration. Almost $10 million will go toward restoring federal lands along the Coast. Nearly $8 million will go toward the restoration of Gulfport’s Turkey Creek.
City of Gulfport’s Chief Administrative Officer Dr. John Kelly said, “Turkey Creek has been a problem for a long time. There have been lots of attempts to clean it up. Businesses and residents along the creek, all across the county, will be excited about this particular grant.”
These four projects are part of the $68 million awarded to the state through the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund.

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