Implementing a Living Shoreline along Magazine Point at Naval Air Station Pensacola

A tall bird stands among coastal vegetation
The majestic great blue heron is one of many species to call the Pensacola Bay home. Photo credit: Jesus Moreno/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Recipient: Escambia County

Grant Amount: $10,926,000 Total Project Amount: $10,926,000

This award will construct a large-scale living shoreline along exposed portions of Naval Air Station in Pensacola Bay to enhance submerged aquatic vegetation habitat, saltmarsh, oyster reefs, coastal grasslands, and dunes. Project will recover important coastal habitats and enhance community resiliency by protecting critical naval infrastructure, stabilizing erodible shorelines, and absorbing impact from storms.

For more information on the grant program funding this project, please visit the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage. For more information on the National Coastal Resilience Fund, visit National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s website, or the Office for Coastal Management’s resilience fund webpage.