The Bolivar Peninsula Beach and Dune Restoration project has received funding from the Coastal Erosion Planning & Response Act ( CEPRA ), according to Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham, M. D. Key factors in securing this money included the Bolivar Peninsula Special Utility District, the Chamber of Commerce, Lee Crowder, Judge Mark Henry, Galveston County Road Administrator, and Joe Giusti, County Precinct 2 Commissioner.
As a native of Texas who spent more than ten years living on Galveston Island and grew up close to the coast, protecting our country’s valuable shores and their communities is of the utmost importance, according to Commissioner Buckingham. I consider it an honor to be able to provide Galveston County with the much-needed money for this worthwhile project. To ensure the safety of this group, it is essential to fortify Highway 87, the single hurricane evacuation route on the Bolivar Peninsula.
The goal of the Bolivar Peninsula Beach and Dune Restoration venture is:
- Give Highway 87, the single hurricane evacuation route on the Bolivar Peninsula, essential protection.
- Restore more crucial shore and ridge systems
With these specific objectives, this project serves as an illustration of how CEPRA funds can be used to benefit financial and southern resilience.
As coastal erosion threatens public beaches, natural resources, coastal enhancement, public infrastructure, and public and private property, the CEPRA Program assists communities along the Texas coast in implementing erosion response projects and associated studies.