Restoration projects in $134 million preliminary agreement

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Posted: Apr 20, 2015 7:45 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Here's a look at 10 projects given preliminarily approval to share in $134 million in funding from BP PLC's $1 billion set-aside dedicated to recovery from its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico:

GULFWIDE

$45 million: Sea turtle restoration mainly in Texas and Mexico, including at Padre Island National Seashore.

$20 million: Pelagic longline bycatch reduction, to reduce number of fish accidentally caught by longline fishermen.

ALABAMA

$8.05 million: Shell Belt and Coden Belt roads living shorelines, with breakwater to prevent erosion and promote marsh growth in Bayou La Batre and Coden.

$2.3 million: Point aux Pins living shoreline, with breakwater to prevent erosion and promote marsh growth near Bayou La Batre.

$545,000: Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge trail enhancement.

$45,000: Osprey nesting platforms at Portersville Bay, Dauphin Island, Fort Morgan, Little Lagoon of Gulf Shores and Gulf State Park.

FLORIDA

$136,700: Seagrass recovery at Gulf Islands National Seashore, turtle grass restoration at site in Santa Rosa County.

MISSISSIPPI

$30 million: Living shorelines and reefs at Grand Bay, Graveline Bay, Back Bay of Biloxi and St. Louis Bay.

$6.97 million: Bike and pedestrian enhancements at Davis Bayou Unit, Gulf Islands National Seashore in Ocean Springs.

TEXAS

$20.6 million: Bird rookery islands in Galveston Bay and East Matagorda Bay within Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge.

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Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration