Perdido Watershed
Restoration Initiative

Aerial of PErdido Islands

Perdido Islands - City of Orange Beach


Objective: The Perdido Watershed Initiative aims to enhance ecosystem and community resilience in the Perdido watershed in both Alabama and Florida through the integrated planning, implementation, and monitoring of multiple innovative restoration approaches and techniques. The Initiative is a collaborative effort between numerous partners and is being co-led by The Nature Conservancy in Alabama and the Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program.

Funding: $12.8 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience Grant
Partners: The Nature Conservancy in Alabama, City of Orange Beach, Troy University, University of South Alabama, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Mississippi State University, Moffat and Nichol
Years: 2023-2027

Work to be completed

  • Complete a shoreline habitat vulnerability assessment
  • Update and synchronize a Living Shoreline Suitability Model
  • Enhance community capacity to integrate Nature-based Solutions projects
  • Complete restoration designs for the City of Orange Beach’s Waterfront Park Living Shoreline, Gilchrist Island, Robinson Island, Walker Island, Lillian Swamp, and Bronson Field Living Shoreline and Hydrologic Restoration
  • Implement a Living Shoreline Cost Share Program, the City’s Waterfront Park Living Shoreline, Robinson Island Restoration, and the Rainwater Preserve Stewardship and Hydrologic Restoration

Perdido Watershed Restoration Overview Map

Perdido Watershed Restoration Project Overview Map


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