Perdido Key Dune Restoration Project
Escambia County has received restoration funding through the Natural Resource Damage Assessment as a result of the impact sustained to the Perdido Key dune system during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010 and the subsequent cleanup operations.
The Perdido Key Dune Restoration project will restore 6 miles of dune habitat from the Florida-Alabama state line, east to the edge of Gulf Islands National Seashore property. The project will restore approximately 20 acres of degraded dune habitat on Perdido Key by planting and establishing salt-tolerant vegetation, which will enhance coastal resiliency.
Escambia County needs the participation of Perdido Key, Florida Gulf-front property owners to move this project forward. Escambia County is requesting a Right of Entry from Gulf-front parcels to:
- Allow Escambia County to access the sandy beach and dunes on the southern portion of identified property and plant dune vegetation on the seaward edge of the primary dune at no cost to the landowner OR
- Allow Escambia County to access the sandy beach and dunes on the southern portion of identified property to access neighboring properties, but not allow planting of dune vegetation.
The landowner may elect any of the following choices regarding this project:
- Deny access for the county contractor
- Allow access for the county contractor to cross the subject property
- Receive 15-foot-wide planting of sea oats and other dune vegetation
- Receive 30-foot-wide planting of sea oats and other dune vegetation
- Receive an owner-defined width planting of sea oats and other dune vegetation