ABOUT THIS PROJECT
This project targeted several project goals designed to prevent breaching of the barrier shoreline, as well as protect and create dune, swale and intertidal marsh habitats. Great Lakes rebuilt approximately 13,000 linear feet of dune, 180 acres of dune platform and 398 acres of marsh to restore the two-mile-long island. Project specifications required the placement of 1.4 million cubic yards of beach fill on the Gulf side of the island, building dunes up to an elevation of +6 feet NAVD with an average crest width of 180 feet. Pelican Island provided habitat for native and migratory birds, helping to protect productive oyster leases and fish habitat.