AbstractThe Hancock County Marsh Living Shoreline Project (project) was developed as an NRDA Early Restoration project. NRDA Early Restoration projects are intended to accelerate meaningful restoration of injured natural resources, and their services, resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (the federal and co-implementing trustee) worked cooperatively to develop a project along the Hancock County, Mississippi, shoreline. This project would partially offset injuries by preserving and protecting existing marsh and providing for increased secondary productivity. Currently, it is the largest restoration project to be designed and constructed in Mississippi.
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