Alabama Trustee Implementation Group Proposes Increased Funding for Mobile Street Boardwalk Project - Draft Supplemental Plan Available for Review and Comment
The Alabama Trustee Implementation Group has released the Draft Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Recreation Enhancements: Supplemental Restoration Plan (PDF, 21 pages). We invite you to comment on the draft supplemental plan through August 18, 2022.
The Alabama Trustee Implementation Group Restoration Plan III/Environmental Assessment analyzed two recreational enhancement projects at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge – the Mobile Street Boardwalk and Centennial Trail Boardwalk projects. The Mobile Street Boardwalk project was selected for implementation at a cost of $1,189,899. This Draft Supplemental Restoration Plan updates the estimated cost to complete both of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge boardwalk projects, evaluates both projects at their revised costs, and proposes to fund an increase in the budget for the Mobile Street Boardwalk project of approximately $2 million. The proposed budget increase is a result of unforeseen circumstances since the time of the project’s approval in December 2019, including the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the availability and cost of labor and materials, hurricane damage, and a better understanding of the project’s complexity.
How to Comment on the Draft Plan
The public comment period will remain open through August 18, 2022. Comments can be made online or by mail.
Comment online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/mobile
Mail comments to:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Gulf Restoration Office
1875 Century Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30345
After the public comment period ends, the Alabama Trustee Implementation Group will review, consider, and address public comments before releasing the final supplemental restoration plan.
Please visit the Alabama Restoration Area webpage for more information about the work of the Alabama Trustee Implementation Group.