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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
technical advisory committee
Technical Advisory Committee
  • CRMC
  • RIDEM Fish and Wildlife
  • Save the Bay
  • Narragansett Bay Estuary Program
  • Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • EPA Region 1
  • NRCS
what types of projects are funded
What types of projects are funded?
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Monitoring
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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

other projects funded
Other Projects Funded
  • Dune Restoration
  • Restoration Publications
  • Habitat Inventory
  • Equipment Purchase
common restoration goals
Common restoration goals
  • Restoration of impacted hydrology
  • Control of invasive plant or animal species.
  • Improved habitat structure / revegetation
  • Improved fish passage
to date
To Date:
  • $699,960 awarded for fish passage restoration
  • $534,133 awarded for salt marsh restoration
  • $79,096 awarded for seagrass restoration
  • $15,696 awarded for dune restoration

Total Funds awarded to date = $1,425,000 (total of 48 projects)

Total Funds leveraged to date = over $13.6M

additional funding sources
Additional funding sources
  • NRCS Farm Bill Programs (WHIP, WRP)
  • NOAA Restoration Center Programs
  • USFWS
  • USACE
  • RIDEM Restoration Bond Funding (riparian and fish passage projects)
  • Local match (including real estate, in-kind services)
project progress
Project Progress
  • Of 48 funded projects (including this year’s awards), 37 have been completed with another 4 expected to go to construction this year.
2009 noaa stimulus funding
2009 NOAA Stimulus Funding
  • CRMC has requested $8.6M from NOAA in ARRA habitat restoration funding for “shovel ready” habitat restoration projects
trust fund application process
Trust Fund Application Process
  • Submit pre-proposal to CRMC (October)
  • Pre-proposals reviewed by Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
  • Full proposals requested from approved applicants
  • Full proposals submitted and reviewed by TAC (December)
  • Awards approved by Council and announced in January
resources for applicants
Resources for Applicants
  • CRMC website: http://www.crmc.ri.gov/projects/habitats.html
      • Forms, instructions, criteria, updates
      • Previously funded projects
      • Linksto additional information
      • Reporting Templates
  • Habitat Restoration Portal
      • Habitat information
      • Statewide database of restoration projects
      • Maps
      • References
      • Contacts
projects funded in fy09
Projects Funded in FY09
  • Pawtuxet River Restoration
  • Blackstone River Restoration
  • Gooseneck Cove Salt Marsh Restoration
  • Silver Creek Salt Marsh Restoration
  • Shannock Falls Fish Passage Restoration
  • Manton Pond Fish Passage Restoration
  • Brenton Cove Salt Marsh Restoration
  • RIDEM low ground pressure equipment
questions
Questions?
  • Caitlin Chaffee

RI Coastal Resources Management Council

[email protected]

401-783-3370

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