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NOAA CRP RESTORATION PROJECTS
YEAR 2005 - CRP Project #4001 (Gulf of Mexico)

Project #4001
Bohemian Park Stream Restoration

Bay Minette, Alabama

Project location map - click to enlarge
Project location map - click to enlarge

Project name:Bohemian Park Stream Restoration (#4001)
Project status: Complete
Grant Administrator: Gulf of Mexico Foundation (for NOAA)
Grantee: Baldwin County Commission
Project location: Fairhope, Baldwin County, Alabama
Grant period: Jan 1, 2021 to Dec 31, 2020
Grant amount: $50,000
Land Ownership: public
Lat/Long: 87.81W 30.52 N (Decimal Degrees)
Types of Habitat: riparian forest, coastal floodplain and submerged aquatic vegetation
Project leader: Cara Stallman, Senior Natural Resource Planner
                         Baldwin County Commission
                         312 Courthouse Square, Suite 12
                         Bay Minette, AL 36507
                         (251) 580-1655 ext. 7255
                         (251) 580-1656 fax

Species Benefiting From Restoration:
  • Gulf Sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi)
  • Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
  • Atlantic croaker (Micropogon undulates)
  • Speckled trout (Cynoscion nebulosus)
  • Black drum (Pogonias cromis)
  • White trout (Cynoscion arenarius)
  • Red drum (Sciaenops ocellata)
  • Sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus)
  • Southern kingfish (Menticirrhus americanus)
  • Pinfish (Lagodon rhomboids)
  • Naked goby (Gobiosoma bosci)
  • Blue crab (Callinectes sapidus)
  • Striped blenny (Chasmodes bosquianus)
  • Stone Crab (Menippe adina)
  • Oyster toadfish (Opsanus tau)
  • Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica)
  • Skilletfish (Gobiesox strumosus)
  • Cordgrass
  • Wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera)

Objective of Project:
The goal of the Bohemian Park Stream Restoration Project is to use bioengineering and natural channel design concepts and techniques to restore the stable channel dimensions of Fish River at Bohemian Park in Baldwin County, Alabama.

Community Involvement:
The Baldwin County Commission will work closely with the Weeks Bay Watershed Project to involve local volunteers and local high school Environmental Club in the monitoring phase of the project. Community and stakeholder input will be solicited from local stakeholders before, during, and after restoration activities through public meetings. These meetings will be well-publicized and will educate the public on the beneficial impacts of habitat restoration. Subsequently, public input will be incorporated into the restoration. The media will be contacted through all phases of this project to engage local support. This project will be the first on-the-ground stream restoration project in southwest Alabama and will be used as and education site for local and visiting engineers and natural-resource professionals as a teaching tool. Also, through signage this site will raise public awareness of the importance restoring natural habitats in the coastal Alabama.

PROJECT PARTNERS

NOAA Restoration Center

Gulf of Mexico Foundation

Baldwin County Commission

Baldwin County Board of Education

Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Weeks Bay Watershed Project

Weeks Bay Protective Association

Mobile Bay National Estuary Program

Weeks Bay Foundation

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources State Lands Division Coastal Section

United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Daphne Field Office

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