CCA Texas / HTFT contributed $24,000 to the Nueces Bay 160-acre marsh restoration project, led by Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program (CBBEP).
This project is currently in the construction phase of work and will eventually restore approximately 160 acres of lost marsh along the Portland Causeway. CCA Texas has contributed $10,000, and through the efforts of the HTFT initiative, has secured another $10,000 from the Fish America Foundation and $4,000 from West Marine’s Marine Conservation Grant program.
These funds will go directly to the planting of marsh grasses in Phase I of the project. As of November 5, 2010, 72 acres of terraces have been constructed for the project and the grass planting on the outer terraces will be completed by November 8, 2010. In addition, a joint volunteer grass planting day is being planned by CCA Texas and CBBEP and will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010.For more information, contact John Blaha at (713) 626-4222