Seeking to support coastal resilience, the Texas General Land Office (GLO) committed $6.6 million through the Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA) to support two Ducks Unlimited shoreline protection projects in coastal Texas.
The GLO granted $4.5 million in support of a living shoreline project at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and $2.1 million for a restoration project at McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge.
By constructing 6.7 miles of living shoreline in Chambers County and 3.5 miles in Jefferson County, Ducks Unlimited will protect coastal marsh on the refuges from further erosion.
Breakwater installation will be along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway adjacent to the refuges where erosion rates are currently 5 to 7 feet per year.
Ducks Unlimited will also replace a water-control structure at Star Lake on McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge.
According to the company, the projects should be completed by the end of 2020.