MRD Awarded Contract to Provide Professional Consultant Services for a County Wide Dune Restoration Study

The Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourism Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act) established a new Trust Fund in the Treasury of the United States, known as the Gulf Restoration Trust Fund, as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the damages it caused to Florida coastal communities. Franklin County Board of County Commissioners has been allocated RESTORE Act Direct Component Program funding to conduct a County-Wide Dune Restoration Study to identify the needs, research, survey, and suggest solutions with estimated costs for the rebuilding and stabilization of dunes throughout Franklin County. The Franklin County BOCC approved MRD Associates, a Coastal Engineering Consultant, to provide Professional Consultant Services for the Completion of the County-Wide Dune Restoration Study in Franklin County, Florida. This Study will cover approximately sixteen (16) miles of coastal area in the St. George Island residential area, the Carrabelle Beach area, Alligator Point, and Bald Point.

Franklin County Park on St. George Island, FL