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YEAR 2005 - CRP Project #4003 (Gulf of Mexico)

Project #4003
Peveto Beach Sand Fencing

Peveto Beach, Louisiana

Installing the fencing
Installing the fencing

Project name: Peveto Beach Sand Fencing (#4003)
Project status: Complete
Grant Administrator: Gulf of Mexico Foundation (for NOAA)
Grantee: Imperial Calcasieu Resource Conservation & Development
Project location: Peveto Beach, Cameron Parish, Louisiana
Grant period: Jan 1, 2021 to Dec 31, 2020
Grant amount: $42,500
Land Ownership: Private - Have obtained confirmation of Right of Entry on existing easements from DNR
Lat/Long: 29n48, 93w20
Types of Habitat: coastal beach, dunes, wetlands
Project leader: Michael Perry
                         Imperial Calcasieu RC&D;
                         2012 North Frontage Rd
                         Jennings, LA 70546
                         (337) 824-9533 phone
                         (337) 824-9684 fax

Species Benefiting From Restoration:
Commercial and recreational fisheries; reptiles, birds and mammals, specifically marine mammals and sea turtles.

Acres of Habitat To be Restored: 10 acres of dune habitat will be directly affected and 1,100 acres of interior marsh habitat will be indirectly affected.

Objective of Project:
This project will result in the protection and stabilization of the beach by slowing down erosion, creating sand dunes and restoring native dune vegetation that will provide food, water, shelter and nesting habitat for diverse wildlife species. This project will enhance recreational and commercial fishing opportunities as well as public use of the beach.

The goal of this project is to create additional beach dune habitat and increase protection of adjoining inland habitats. These benefits are important to the overall environment, economy and culture of the Louisiana Gulf Coast. In addition, the educational brochure and volunteer activities will provide public awareness about the importance of this project.

Community Involvement:
The second component will utilize volunteers to assist in the installation of plant materials while elaborating on the benefits of vegetation to a beach-dune ecosystem. Cameron Parish Police Jury will be responsible for constructing the fence and to maintaining the fence and property. Of all the partners involved, they have the equipment and work force to maintain this property for the long term.

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Aerial photo of project - click to enlarge
Project area pictured in right portion of photo. Before this project the gulf was within a few feet of the road. This picture, even though shot after the hurricane, shows how the fence both protected the marsh and helped to save the highway.

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NOAA Restoration Center

Gulf of Mexico Foundation

Imperial Calcasieu RC&D;

Cameron Parish Police Jury

Gulf Coast Soil and Water Conservation District

LA Department of Agriculture and Forestry

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service

Local volunteers

Earth Team volunteers

Gulf of Mexico Foundation - PMB 51, 5403 Everhart - Corpus Christi, TX 78411
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