Mississippi Acquires Land in Grand Bay with Deepwater Horizon Settlement Funds
February 15, 2019
On December 21, 2018, the State of Mississippi acquired approximately 1,500 acres of coastal wildlife habitat at the Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the Grand Bay Savanna Coastal Preserve in Jackson County. The acquisition is a component of the Deepwater Horizon Mississippi’s Trustee Implementation Group’s Grand Bay Land Acquisition and Habitat Management project, a project included in the Restoration Area's 2016-2017 Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment. The project expands the permanent protection of critical ecosystems along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, helping to partially restore injuries caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.