Perdido Key Dune Restoration begins on March 5 at the Alabama line and moves east

The following press release was passed on to PKA by Escambia County officials:

Perdido Key Dune Restoration Project Begins March 5

The Perdido Key Dune Restoration Project is set to begin Monday, March 5. Contractor Aquatic Plants of Florida and subcontractor Cardno Limited will begin work in the west near the Alabama-Florida state line and continue working east. The project is expected to be substantially complete by Monday, April 30, with final completion by Wednesday, May 30.

The Perdido Key Dune Restoration Project will restore 6 miles of dune habitat from the Florida-Alabama state line east to the edge of Gulf Islands National Seashore property. The project will restore approximately 20 acres of degraded dune habitat on Perdido Key by planting and establishing salt-tolerant vegetation, which will enhance coastal resiliency.

The success of the project was highly dependent on the support of Perdido Key Gulf-front property owners. Ninety percent of Perdido Key Gulf-front property owners provided the necessary access to allow the project to move forward.

Escambia County received restoration funding through the Natural Resource Damage Assessment as a result of the impact sustained to the Perdido Key dune system during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010 and the subsequent cleanup operations.
To view project updates and plans, please visit
 For more information, please contact Senior Natural Resources Manager Tim Day at or RESTORE Program Manager Matt Posner at

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