Our Restoration Stories

Check out how we're working to ensure the Gulf of Mexico is restored and resilient.  

Evidence of Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Nesting at Chandeleur Island

Kemp's Ridley sea turtle

This sighting marked the first time in 75 years that Kemp’s ridley sea turtle nests had been found on the islands. Read more.

Deepwater Horizon Trustees Publish Annual Project Reports

Dunes and vegetation at Santa Rosa Beach

Annual reports for 279 projects, plans and activities show exciting progress in Gulf of Mexico restoration! Read more

Pilot Town Parcel Added to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge 

Tri-colored heron at Pilot Town

99-acre coastal property adds valuable bird habitat to an important Gulf coast migratory bird stopover. Read more.

Restoration of North Breton Island Underway

An aerial via of North Breton Island

This critical project is adding 400 acres of barrier island wildlife habitat to one of the largest brown pelicans rookeries in the Gulf of Mexico. Read more

Bird Monitoring in Alabama

Snowy egret

"Birds of a feather are being tagged together" to help us understand wading bird ranges and habitats and improve our restoration work. Read more.

Shorebird Survey Underway at St. Vincent NWR  


A shorebird survey on St. Vincent Island will reveal the benefits of USDA predator control work. Read more.        

A Crayfish is Coming to a New Park in Lynn Haven, Fla!

A new public park located along the shore of North Bay and McKitchen’s Bayou in Lynn Haven, Florida, will not only provide public access to waterways and recreational facilities, it will also protect rapidly disappearing habitat for the at-risk Panama City Crayfish.
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Deepwater Horizon NRDAR Funds New Living Shoreline at Fish and Wildlife Refuge


The project is designed to restore a minimum of 2,200 feet of eroded shoreline in the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.
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Brown Pelicans' Survival Boosted by Queen Bess Island NRDA Restoration Project

Pelican over queen bess island

It may not be widely known that Louisiana, the Pelican State, has lost all of its namesake brown pelicans for almost a decade. Now, the pelicans' future is looking brighter.    

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Settlement-Funded Ferries Highlight the Wonders of Pensacola Bay


The Pensacola ferries sail to Gulf Islands National Seashore beaches, historic Fort Pickens and provide a much quicker route than via auto.
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