Escambia County will host the first public workshop concerning the Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline Project at 6 p.m. tonight, Monday, Feb. 24, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 333 Commerce St.
The Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline Project is a large-scale living shoreline project in Pensacola Bay with the goal of creating 200 acres of aquatic habitat. The project encompasses three sites – Site A: White Island, Site B: Eastern Shore of NAS Pensacola, and Site C: Southern Shore of NAS Pensacola.
The design of this project is funded by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council through RESTORE Act Pot 2 funds in the amount of $217,000, and through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Defense Infrastructure Grant funds in the amount of $375,000. Volkert Engineering and South Coast Engineers were selected to design the project.
The public workshop will include:
- Project overview, including conceptual designs for all three project sites
- One on one opportunity to discuss project details and ask questions
- Dedicated time to present Escambia County with written or verbal comments
Additional information about the Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline Project is available here.