The Pierce Marsh complex covers 2,346 acres, owned jointly by Galveston Bay Foundation and The Nature Conservancy. The complex is located in close proximity to several Galveston County communities, including Bayou Vista, Tiki Island, Omega Bay, and Hitchcock. Since the late 1990s, several marsh restoration efforts have improved over 400 acres at the site. A 2016 project placed nearly 200,000 cubic yards of dredged material in the area, resulting in an area of approximately 70 acres available for wetland restoration. This project will build on the 2016 project, placing between 120,000 and 200,000 cubic yards of material and restoring 50 acres of intertidal wetlands.
PROJECT COST: $2,500,000
LEAD ORGANIZATION: Galveston Bay Foundation
PARTNERS: TNC, TGLO, USACE
- Potential population benefiting: 12,400
- Socially vulnerable population benefiting: 2,100
- Critical facilities in vicinity: 1