DEP Awards More Than $217,000 for Escambia County Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline Project
April 25, 2017 - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $217,000 in RESTORE grant funding for the Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline Project. Funding will support the first phase of planning, engineering, design and permitting of the environmental restoration project.
Living shorelines address erosion by providing long-term protection, reducing wave energy and restoring vegetated shoreline habitats through strategic placement of plants, rock and oyster reefs. Living shorelines also stabilize sediment, improve water quality and enhance habitats for oysters, fish, shrimp, crabs, birds, sea turtles and other estuarine species.