Project Update: 9-15-23
Construction of the 60 acres of marsh restoration is complete. 87,000 marsh plants were planted in April and some 600 CY of recycled oyster shell from the Alabama Coastal Foundation recycling program were placed on the northern shoreline of the restored marsh to create more habitat. Over the next
several years, we will see the marsh plants begin to grow and fill in these marsh mounds. The project will be monitored by the Dauphin Island Sea Lab over the next three years. Post-construction monitoring is being conducted this fall. We expect to see some sand movement and settlement as well
as plants flourishing.