AGRC Approves 4.8 million for Gulf Shores Projects
Funding for the projects is made available through the RESTORE Act and stems from fines and penalties paid by companies involved in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Ambassadors of the Environment: $9,748,254
The purpose of the Gulf Shores Ambassadors of the Environment Program is to create a sustainable-designed ecotourism program where participants can learn about the ecology, biodiversity, sustainability, and resource management of the northern Gulf of Mexico in order to promote conservation and stewardship of our natural resources.
Baldwin County ALDOT Capacity Improvements: $21,700,000
This project is part of a larger transportation infrastructure project that will improve traffic conditions and increase capacity in five areas around Baldwin County. The Gulf Shores portion of the project is estimated to cost $21.7 million, and will vastly improve the connections from AL-59 to the Foley Beach Express.
Fort Morgan Parkway Trail Enhancement: $4,433,600
The Fort Morgan Parkway Trail Enhancement Project will extend and complete the Fort Morgan Trail from Fort Morgan Historical Park to Gulf State Park and includes the construction of a mid-zone to provide parking, restroom facilities, and interpretive signage.
Little Lagoon Restoration Project: $5,995,686
The Little Lagoon Restoration Project will restore and improve approximately 2,500 acres of habitat within Little Lagoon by creating 1,000 feet of living shoreline, improving hydro-logic connectivity of the existing canal system, converting approximately 200 septic systems to City sanitary sewer, restoring shellfish and marsh/seagrass, and conducting ecological research and long-term monitoring.
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