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Coastal Prairie Wetland Restoration at Sheldon Lake State Park

Project Goals/Objectives: The overall objectives of this project are to:

  • Support implementation of the Galveston Bay Plan by restoring 44 acres of coastal prairie wetlands at Sheldon Lake State Park
  • Utilize innovative BMPs to demonstrate cost-efficient water quality abatement through wetland restoration
  • Abate agricultural NPS pollution
  • Engage citizens in water resources management through direct involvement in wetland restoration work to increase knowledge about function of wetlands
  • Promote adoption of wetland restoration by other entities through the use of field days and educational materials

Project Location: Sheldon Lake State Park in Carpenter’s Bayou Watershed in Harris County

Project Cost: Federal ($390,538); Non Federal Match ($267,457); Total Project ($657,995)

Project Participants: TSSWCB, Texas AgriLife Extension Service- Sea Grant Program, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Master Naturalist Program, Friends of Sheldon Lake State Park

Project Workplan: 10-05

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Prairie Wetland Restoration at Sheldon Lake State Park

"Protecting and Enhancing Natural Resources since 1939."

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