2016 Restore America’s Estuaries Grass Planting at Bird Island Cove

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On September 22, 2016, volunteers and staff members from CCA Texas’s Habitat Today for Fish Tomorrow Program joined up with BCT, TPWD and U.S. Department of Agriculture to do a grass planting event at the Bird Island Cove marsh restoration site in Galveston, Texas. Volunteers worked hard to plant Spartina alterniflora during this event, which was a part of National Estuaries Week and done in partnership with Restore America’s Estuaries and CITGO. 25 buckets (2,500 plants) of Spartina alterniflora were planted at the site, and a special thanks goes out to NRG Energy. This restoration project will directly benefit approximately 114 acres of existing coastal wetlands in the Bird Island Cove area. The entire project includes approximately 4,000 linear-feet of segmented breakwater that protects existing estuarine marsh. BCT is proud to be a part of this important habitat project on the Texas Gulf Coast!