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​Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund Projects

Following consultation with state and federal resource agencies, NFWF has awarded funding from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund to the projects listed below. To date, nearly $395 million has been awarded for projects designed to protect, restore and enhance natural and living resources across the Gulf Coast.


Alabama Barrier Island Restoration Assessment (2014-new)

Coastal Habitat Restoration Planning Initiative (2014-new)

Enhanced Fisheries Monitoring in Alabama’s Marine Waters (2014-new)

Alabama Marine Mammal Conservation  and Recovery Program (2014-new)

Restoration & Enhancement of Oyster Reefs in Alabama (2013)

D'Olive Watershed Restoration (2013)

Fowl River Watershed Restoration (2013)


Florida Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund Restoration Strategy (2015-new)

Florida Shorebird Conservation Initiative (2014-new)

Benthic Habitat Mapping, Characterization and Assessment (2014-new)

Oyster Reef Habitat Restoration in Saint Andrew Bay (2014-new)

Restoration of Florida’s Coastal Dune Lakes (2014-new)

Bayou Chico Restoration (2014-new)

Destin Harbor, Joe’s Bayou, and Indian Bayou Water Quality Improvement (2014-new)

Boggy Bayou Watershed Water Quality Improvement (2014-new)

Restoration  and Management of Escribano Point Coastal Habitat

Phase I (2013)

Phase II (2014-new)

Enhanced Assessment for Recovery of Gulf of Mexico Fisheries

Phase I (2013)

Phase II (2014-new) 

Government Street Regional Stormwater Pond at Corrine Jones Park (2013)

Apalachicola Bay Oyster Restoration (2013)

Comprehensive Panhandle Coastal Bird Conservation (2013)

Eliminating Light Pollution on Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches (2013)


Adaptive Management: Louisiana River Diversions & Barrier Islands (2014-new)

Caminada Beach and Dune Increment II:

Engineering & Design (2013)

Construction (2014)

East Timbalier Island: Engineering & Design (2013)

Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion: Engineering & Design (2013)

Lower Mississippi River Sediment Diversions: Planning (2013)

Increase Atchafalaya Flow to Terrebonne: Planning (2013)


Utilization of Dredge Material for Marsh Restoration in Coastal Mississippi (2014-new)

Invasive Species Management on Coastal State Land (2014-new)

Reef Fish Assessment for Mississippi Coastal and Nearshore Gulf Waters (2014-new)

Mississippi Coastal Restoration Plan (2014)

Audubon Coastal Bird Stewardship Program (2013)

Mississippi Coastal Preserves Program (2013)

Coastal Stream & Habitat Initiative (2013)


Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Marsh Acquisition (2014-new)

Coastal Heritage Preserve Initiative: Bayside Acquisition and Easement (2014-new)

Virginia Point Shoreline Protection and Estuarine Restoration (2014-new)

Oyster Lake Shoreline Protection and Restoration (2014-new)

Greens Lake Protection and Marsh Restoration: Engineering & Design (2014-new)

Dollar Bay-Moses Lake Shoreline Enhancement and Restoration (2014-new)

Egery Flats Marsh Restoration (2014-new)

Nueces Bay Rookery Islands Restoration (2014-new)

Powderhorn Ranch Land Aquisition (2014)

Sea Rim State Park Coastal Dune Restoration (2013)

Galveston Island State Park Marsh Restoration & Protection (2013)

West Galveston Bay Conservation Corridor Habitat Preservation (2013)

Oyster Reef Restoration in East Bay (2013)

Gulf Coast Migratory Waterfowl Habitat Enhancement (2013)

Learn more about NFWF's Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund.

Click on the map below to learn how the Fund works in each of the Gulf states.