Comments Sought on Twelve Mile Creek Restoration Project

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) is seeking public comment on the Council’s proposal to amend its FPL in order to approve implementation funding for the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP), specifically for restoration of a portion of Twelve Mile Creek, Alabama.

In 2015, the Council approved $358,000 in planning funds for this stream restoration project sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

At that time, the Council budgeted $1,742,000 for potential implementation of the project.

The Council is now proposing to approve this implementation funding to restore approximately 1,800 linear feet of stream.

Among other things, the project will include sediment removal, streambank and wetlands restoration works, riparian buffers, etc.

The project design scope was originally to restore 1,300 linear feet of stream. The design was subsequently enhanced and permitted to allow restoration of 1,800 linear feet of stream.

Before voting on approving funding, the Council will open this FPL amendment for a seven-day public comment period beginning on Monday, July 29, 2019 and concluding at 11:59 pm on August 5, 2019.