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Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Program and Trust Fund RIGL §46-23.1 Caitlin Chaffee Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council. Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Trust Fund. $225,000 annually from Oil Spill Prevention, Administration and Response Fund (OSPAR)

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Application process

Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Program and Trust FundRIGL §46-23.1

Caitlin Chaffee

Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council


Coastal and estuarine habitat restoration trust fund

Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Trust Fund

  • $225,000 annually from Oil Spill Prevention, Administration and Response Fund (OSPAR)

  • Funding for coastal and estuarine habitat restoration projects

  • Funds administered by CRMC

  • Projects chosen by Technical Advisory Committee


Application process

Application Process

  • Submit pre-proposal to CRMC (November)

  • Pre-proposals reviewed by Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

  • Full proposals requested from approved applicants

  • Full proposals submitted and reviewed by TAC (January)

  • Awards approved by Council and announced in February / March


Technical advisory committee

Technical Advisory Committee

  • CRMC

  • RIDEM Fish and Wildlife

  • Save the Bay

  • Narragansett Bay Estuary Program

  • NOAA Restoration Center

  • Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

  • EPA Region 1

  • NRCS

  • The Nature Conservancy


What types of projects are funded

What types of projects are funded?

  • Planning

  • Design

  • Construction

  • Monitoring


Other types of projects funded

Other Types of Projects Funded

  • Restoration Publications

  • Habitat Inventory

  • Equipment Purchase

  • New in 2010: Small Project Proposal


Application process

What types of habitats are targeted?

Coastal and estuarine habitat restoration

  • coastal wetlands

  • coastal rivers (herring and shad runs)

  • eelgrass beds

  • coastal dunes

Salt Marsh


Application process

Seagrass


Application process

Fish Passage (River Systems)


Shellfish beds

Shellfish Beds


Common restoration goals

Common restoration goals

  • Restoration of impacted hydrology

  • Control of invasive species

  • Improved habitat structure / revegetation

  • Improved fish passage / river system continuity


To date

To Date:

  • $959,199 awarded for fish passage restoration

  • $579,972 awarded for salt marsh restoration

  • $134,096 awarded for seagrass restoration

  • $81,031 awarded for shellfish restoration

    Total Funds awarded to date = $1,875,000 (total of 67 projects)

    Total Funds leveraged to date = over $18.2M


Additional funding sources

Additional funding sources

  • NRCS Farm Bill Programs (WHIP, WRP, EQIP)

  • NOAA Restoration Center Programs

  • US Fish and Wildlife Service

  • US Army Corps of Engineers

  • Local match (including real estate, in-kind services)

  • Project management services by local non-profits, municipalities


Project progress

Project Progress

  • Of 67 funded projects (including this year’s awards), 56 have been completed with another 10 in progress or expected to go to construction this year.


2009 noaa stimulus funding

2009 NOAA Stimulus Funding

  • CRMC received $3.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds for 6 fish passage projects on the Ten Mile and Pawcatuck Rivers


Projects funded in fy11

Projects Funded in FY11

  • Gilbert Stuart Fish Ladder (South Kingstown)

  • Hog Island Salt Marsh Restoration (Portsmouth)

  • Shady Lea Fish Passage (North Kingstown)

  • Palisades Fishway (South Kingstown)

  • Factory Pond Bypass Fishway (South Kingstown)

  • Goosewing Beach Salt Marsh Restoration (Little Compton)

  • Statewide Eelgrass Mapping

  • Main Street Fishway (South Kingstown)

  • Substrate Enhancement for Oyster Restoration in Ninigret Pond (Charlestown)


Application process

Goosewing Beach and Salt Marsh Little Compton, RI

(photo: Nat Rea)


Fy 2012

FY 2012

  • Habitat Fund Technical Advisory Committee will provide recommendations for funding based on numerical scoring and committee discussions

    • Full Funding

    • Partial Funding

    • ContingencyList


Questions

Questions?

  • Caitlin Chaffee

    [email protected]

    401-783-3370


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