Restoring Beaches In Baldwin County

Restoring Beaches In Baldwin County

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GULF SHORES, Alabama -

At Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge...biologists hope to restore one of Alabama's most beautiful natural resources to pre oil spill conditions.

Work crews are rebuilding and repairing sand dunes impacted by heavy and equipment used to to clean the beach after the B.P. oil spill.

Tens of thousands of sea oats will also be planted in the 1.1 million dollar restoration project funded by B.P.

The dunes are a vital part of the area's fragile ecosystem.

The dunes also provide a protective barrier that minimizes coastal flooding and beach erosion caused by tropical storms and hurricanes.

By the time the beach restoration project is finished in late July, more than 700-thousand sea oats and other dune vegetation will be planted from Ft. Morgan to Perdido Pass. 

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