By the numbers…
- Total number of plants planted – 60,000
- Total number of acres planted – 33 (approximately)
- Miles of shoreline protected – 4 (3 in San Bernard and 1 in Brazoria)
- Funding – CCA Texas: $66,000 ($41,000 CCA Texas Habitat Funds and $25,000 George & Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation) | Texas Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: $36,000 Gulf of Mexico Alliance Grant
This project’s cordgrass plantings will help to safeguard the area’s coastal estuarine marsh and ensure the continued protection of nearby communities from storm events. It will also address eroding interior estuarine marshes at the refuge.