A Restoration Recipe for Success Benefits Galveston Bay

Aerial view of sediments from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway being pumped almost six miles via pipeline into Pierce Marsh (Photo: John Morris of Mike Hooks, Inc.)
Aerial view of sediments from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway being pumped almost six miles via pipeline into Pierce Marsh (Photo: John Morris of Mike Hooks, Inc.)

A Restoration Recipe for Success Benefits Galveston Bay

May 5, 2016

Hazardous waste sites create a cascade of impacts that affect the health of communities, water quality, and the local environment. That’s why the long-term cleanup and restoration of these sites often requires a coordinated—and creative—regional approach.

This was certainly the case for the Malone Services Company hazardous waste site in Texas. Money from the Malone settlement is funding the restoration of 70 acres of wetland at Pierce Marsh, an area that has experienced one of the greatest rates of wetland loss in Galveston Bay. Recognized as a regional priority, the marsh restoration will improve fish and wildlife habitat and directly benefit this coastal community. By combining efforts and funding in unexpected ways, federal, state and local partners came up with the most effective restoration solution, saving time and money along the way. 

Learn more about how our Creative Solutions Save Money and Marsh Along Galveston Bay, Texas.