This project includes three components to address the Perdido River and Bay, which forms the boundary between Alabama and Florida: 1) land acquisition to protect habitat and water quality; 2) restoration of wildlife habitat and natural river flow patterns; and 3) creation of additional recreational opportunities. Specifically, this project would expand the boundary of a current preserve into Alabama, restore longleaf pine forests and wetlands to improve water quality in the river, improve the river’s hydrology, and facilitate low-impact recreation. This is a multi-state project and could serve as model for future interstate cooperation on large-scale restoration projects.
PROJECT COST: $14,220,000
LEAD ORGANIZATION: The Nature Conservancy
PARTNERS: USFWS, NRCS, FDEP, NWFWMD, ADCNR, FL Sea Grant, Escambia County, Baldwin County, Westervelt Ecological Services
- Acres Available for Recreation: 800
- Potential Population Benefited: 14,400
- Critical Facilities in Vicinity: 2