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NOAA CRP RESTORATION PROJECTS
YEAR 2006 - CRP Project #5007 (Gulf of Mexico)

Project #5007
Isla Del Sol Shoreline Protection
and Marsh Restoration Project

Galveston, Texas

Project name: Isla Del Sol Shoreline Protection and Marsh Restoration Project (#5007)
Project status: Complete
Grant Administrator: Gulf of Mexico Foundation (for NOAA)
Grantee: Isla Del Sol Home Owners
Project location: Galveston, Texas
Grant period: May 26, 2021 to Sept 26, 2021
Grant amount: $50,000
Land Ownership: Public (State Of Texas)
Lat/Long: center point: 29.06 and -95.06
Types of Habitat: Intertidal Marsh, sand flats, and open bay bottom. There are currently no sea grasses in the project area.
Project leader: Steven Magee, president
                         Isla Del Sol Home Owners Association
                         RR4 Box 225C6
                         3905 Isla del Sol
                         Galveston, Texas 77554
                         (409) 737-9535 phone

2006 (Before Restoration) - click to enlarge
2006 (Before Restoration): 2,438 feet of 15-foot diameter geotextile tube in red.

2007 (After Restoration) - click to enlarge
2007 (After Restoration)

Species Benefiting From Restoration:
  • brown shrimp (Farfantepenaeus aztecus)
  • pink shrimp (Farfantepenaeus duroraum)
  • white shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus)
  • black drum (Pogonias cromis)
  • southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma)
  • sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus)
  • eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica)
  • blue crab (Callinectes sapidus)
  • red drum (Sciaenops occellatus)
  • spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus)
  • mullet (Mugil sp.)
  • Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulates)

Acres of Habitat To be Restored: 27

Project Summary:
The project area has lost 60 acres of sea grass area and salt marsh between 1956 and 1995. The project is to recover 27 acres of lost marsh habitat, including, 20 acres of intertidal marsh, 7 acres of sand flats and protect the shoreline from further erosion. Project would involve placing 730 meters (2438 linear feet) of 4.5 meter diameter geotextile fiber tubes filled with sand. The sand used is dredged material from the Isla Del Sol Subdivision channel. The sand filled geotextile tube will be placed on the north shoreline in front of existing marsh. The dredge material is estimated to be approximately 15,000 cu. yd. The Geotextile tubes would require 3400 cu. yd of sand leaving approximately 11,600 cu. yd. of material to build acre mounds or terraces behind the tubes.

Community Involvement:
The Isla Del Sol Home Owners in conjunction with the West
Galveston Island Property Owners Association are both involved in informing the public about the advantages of marsh habitat restoration and shoreline protection. This is handled in public meeting and newsletters from both organizations. IDSHOA had a NOAA representative at its last annual meeting (April 2004) to gives the members a presentation on marshland restoration and its importance to the bay ecosystem. Plans are to continue this educational process at each annual meeting and have a section of our Newsletter devoted to education. The Isla newsletter comes out 2 3 times per year and will be place on our website.

PROJECT PARTNERS

NOAA Restoration Center

Gulf of Mexico Foundation

Isla Del Sol Home Owners Association

U.S. Fish & Wildlife

Galveston Bay Estuary Program

Gulf of Mexico Foundation - PMB 51, 5403 Everhart - Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(800) 884-4175 toll free - (361) 882-3939 phone - (361) 882-1262 fax
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