COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 22-Oct-2019

Enhancement of Barrier Island Vegetation Demo

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Enhancement of Barrier Island Vegetation Demo
PRIORITY LIST: 16 PROJECT NO: 1605 CWPPRA NO: 13 DNR NO: TE-53
PROJECT TYPE: Vegetative Plantings NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 0
REGION: 0 BASIN: Coastal Basins PARISH: Coastal Parishes
LEAD AGENCY: EPA
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 27-Jul-2007 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 30-Apr-2009 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION START: 14-Jun-2010 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 31-Dec-2010 ( Actual )    
ESCROW AMENDMENT No:
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 10/18/2006 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 18-Oct-2006 ( Actual )    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 1 Steve Scalise
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 0 Multiple
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 0 Multiple

Point of Contact:

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
REGION 6

Ken Teague
Project Manager
EPA Region 6 (6WQ-EMC)
1445 Ross Ave.
Dallas, TX 75202-2733
PHONES:  
Office: (214) 665-6687
Fax: (214) 665-6689

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 22-Oct-2019

Enhancement of Barrier Island Vegetation Demo

PROJECT LOCATION:

To be determined.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The project is designed to address a critical need for cost-effective improvements to the effective spread of vegetative cover on barrier island restoration/creation projects so as to bolster island integrity during storm and overwash events. The goal is to further develop methods of establishing and growing vegetative plantings in dune, swale, and backbarrier marsh areas on a recently-created/restored barrier island. The project will be conducted in controlled settings at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and in field settings in coastal environments that have yet to be determined. A biotic component of the project will focus on novel establishment techniques of black mangrove and groundsel bush via propagules and seeds, respectively, as an alternative to planting container-grown seedlings. The project will also include a focus on properly amending the restored barrier island substrate with humic acid and/or a fertilizer regime to minimize environmental stressors and encourage survival, spread, and expansion of the vegetation.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 22-Jan-2013 )

A draft final report was received and reviewed, with minimal comments. Subsequently, a final report was completed.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $591,998 , which includes $487,257 for construction first costs, and $0 and $104,742 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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