The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) evaluates projects proposals submitted by Council members for funding under the Council-Selected Restoration Component. In 2015, the Council approved an initial list of restoration projects proposed by Council members. The Initial Funded Priorities List is organized by watershed/estuary in the table below. Initial Funded Priorites List by Watershed/Estuary Watershed/Estuary Projects Mobile Bay, Ala. Coastal Alabama Comprehensive Watershed Restoration Planning Project Alabama Living Shorelines Program Comprehensive Living Shoreline Monitoring Alabama Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Restoration & Monitoring Program Marsh Restoration in Fish River, Weeks Bay, Oyster Bay & Meadows Tract Mobile Bay National Estuary Program Upper Mobile Bay Beneficial Use Wetland Creation Site Enhancing Opportunities for Beneficial Use of Dredged Sediments Appalachicola Bay, Fla. Apalachicola Watershed Agriculture Water Quality Improvements Tate’s Hell Strategy 1 Money Bayou Wetlands Restoration Apalachicola Bay Oyster Restoration Pensacola Bay, Fla. Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline - Phase I Beach Haven - Joint Stormwater & Wastewater Improvement Project - Phase II Bayou Chico Contaminated Sediment Removal- Planning, Design, and Permitting Suwanee Watershed, Fla. Suwannee River Partnership Irrigation Water Enhancement Program Tampa Bay, Fla. Palm River Restoration Project Phase II, East McKay Bay Robinson Preserve Wetlands Restoration Tampa Bay National Estuary Program Mississippi River Delta, La. Jean Lafitte Canal Backfilling West Grand Terre Beach Nourishment and Stabilization Golden Triangle Marsh Creation Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline Mississippi River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp Lowermost Mississippi River Management Bayou Dularge Ridge, Marsh & Hydrologic Restoration Mississippi Sound, Miss. Deer Island Beneficial Use Site Strategic Land Protection, Conservation, and Enhancement of Priority Gulf Coast Landscapes SeaGrant Education and Outreach The Mississippi Sound Estuarine Program Enhancing Opportunities for Beneficial Use of Dredge Sediments Galveston Bay, Tex. Bayou GreenwaysTexas Beneficial Use/Marsh Restoration Laguna Madre, Tex. Bahia Grande Coastal CorridorPlug Abandoned Oil and Gas WellsBahia Grande Wetland System Restoration Matagorda Bay, Tex. Matagorda Bay System Priority Landscape Conservation Gulf-wide Council Monitoring & Assessment Program Development GOMA Coordination Strategic Conservation Assessment Framework Baseline Flow, Gage Analysis & On-Line Tool to Support Restoration Gulf Coast Conservation Reserve Program Gulf of Mexico Conservation Enhancement Grant Program Gulf of Mexico Habitat Restoration via Conservation Corps Partnerships Gulf of Mexico Estuary Program The Department of the Interior proposed five projects for the Council-Selected Component. The Department's proposed projects that are included in the draft Initial FPL can be viwed here.