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Wildlife & Fish Habitat Project Examples: Gulf of Mexico

Adopt a Tree, Miami-Dade County

The program provides homeowners with two free trees every year. More than 200,000 trees have been adopted since the program began in 2001.

Coastal Restoration That Works, The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy recently completed $24.5 million dollars in critical shellfish, coral, and fish habitat restoration. These projects are demonstrating that restoration works: investing in...

Coastal Restoration Through Marsh Terraces, Ducks Unlimited

The terraces slow wind and waves, improving water clarity, slowing erosion, and promoting growth of underwater plants important to waterfowl and fisheries.

Conducting Large-Scale Wetland Restoration in Louisiana

NOAA works through the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act to restore Louisiana’s coastal habitat. Working with state and federal partners and landowners to fund and implement...

Dune Restoration to Gulf State Park, Gulf State Park Enhancement Project

The Gulf State Park Restoration Project aims to be a national model of environmental and economic resilience that we can all be proud of. As part of our ongoing recovery from the Deepwater Horizon...

Galveston Bay Foundation Restoration

By prioritizing programs that restore and protect our shorelines, remove potentially toxic substances from Galveston Bay, and reintroduce lost habitats, GBF was able to work with the community to...

Galveston Bay Oyster Restoration, Texas Parks and Wildlife

Restoration of oyster reefs damaged by Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Ike has begun in Galveston Bay. Tons of strategically placed river rock will serve as a foundation for oyster larvae to regenerate...

High School Helps to Restore Burnet Bay in 2010

Galveston Bay Foundation teams up with high school volunteers to help restoration of an intertidal marsh.

Liza Jackson Park getting innovative ‘reef prisms’ to reduce erosion, attract sea creatures

A project to protect and restore the shoreline at Liza Jackson Park will feature a unique composite structure never before used in Northwest Florida waterways.

Mangrove Forest Restoration & Conservation

Since 1992, the Mangrove Action Project (MAP) has worked to educate the public about mangrove forests, to promote and engage in mangrove conservation and restoration.

Marsh Mania, Galveston Bay Foundation

The foundation and its “marsh maniacs” have been working since 1999 to restore marshes in Galveston Bay. Over the past 20 years, more than 211 acres of smooth cord grass have been planted in the bay.

National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation is America’s oldest and largest conservation organization. It has worked for over two decades to protect and restore the Gulf Coast. Their website has links to...

Oyster Reef Restoration

400,000 pounds of recycled oyster shells being returned to Dickinson Bay. By returning shell to the Bay, Galveston Bay Foundation is creating new homes for thousands of baby oysters! Oysters help...

Reef Ball Project at Tampa Bay Watch

Oyster-covered reef balls and reefs provide water quality benefits, food for foraging birds and wildlife, and are an effective means of wave attenuation. In addition, the hollow reef balls become a...

Restoration of Florida’s Coastal Dune Lakes

Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Atlanta Botanical Gardens are removing invasive species and using fire management to restore coastal dune lakes in the Florida Panhandle to improve...

Restoring America’s Delta

The Mississippi River Delta is sinking at an alarming rate. To make informed decisions about the actions required to fix it we need to understand how the Delta was formed, its importance for both...

Restoring Coastal Wetlands: Louisiana Delta Restoration

The Coastal Restoration Partnership between ConocoPhillips and Ducks Unlimited focuses on the restoration of Louisiana’s coastal marshes and their critical resources for waterfowl, communities,...

Rock Ponds Salt Marsh Planting Project, Tampa Bay Watch

Watch the Hillsborough County community come together to restore their local salt marsh.

SAGE Searchable Project Database

This database contains multiple coastal resilience projects around the nation, including Living Shorelines for shoreline stabilization, habitat restoration, and floodplain management. Each project...

Salt Marsh Restoration, Tampa Bay Watch

Community volunteers and students participate in salt marsh plantings throughout the year. To date, they have restored 294 acres of wetland habitat by planting 334,204 plugs of salt marsh.

Seagrass Monitoring and Restoration, Tampa Bay Watch

Seagrass in Tampa Bay had decreased from 75,000 acres to 21,500 acres. It has been slowly increasing due to bay-wide water quality improvement, reduced dredging and filling, educational programs, and...

Tampa Bay Oyster Restoration Project

Volunteers led by the non-profit environmental group Tampa Bay Watch shoveled, bagged, and moved 14 tons of fossilized shells to Schultz Nature Preserve, restoring a home for oysters to thrive in the bay.

Tampa Bay Watch Celebrates 25 Years of Citizen-Led Habitat Restoration and Education

Tampa Bay Watch celebrates 25 years of habitat restoration and education, and looks forward to the future.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Gulf Restoration

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Gulf Restoration website provides case studies and general information about restoration in the Gulf of Mexico.

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