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): 2,438 feet of 15-foot diameter geotextile tube in red.
Species Benefiting From Restoration:
2007 (After Restoration)
- brown shrimp (Farfantepenaeus aztecus)
- pink shrimp (Farfantepenaeus duroraum)
- white shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus)
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
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 ¼ acre mounds or terraces behind the tubes.
The Isla Del Sol Home Owners in conjunction with the
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.