Texas Restoration Area

Marshes in TexasRestoration work in the Texas Restoration Area focuses on restoring wetlands and other coastal habitats and reducing nonpoint source pollution. The Texas Trustees also restore resources injured by the spill, including oysters, birds, sea turtles, and recreational use.

In 2017, the Trustees released their first Restoration Plan with 13 projects restoring oysters, and wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitat. The Trustees are developing additional restoration plans for specific projects consistent with the Programmatic Restoration Plan As part of the ongoing restoration planning process, the Trustees will solicit restoration project ideas from the public. When the Trustees release any proposed restoration plan for the Texas Restoration Area, the public has the opportunity to review and provide comments. Once a plan is finalized, the Trustees will implement and monitor the selected projects (see chart below).

Restoration Plans

Texas Restoration Plan 1
Texas Restoration Plan 2

Recent News

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a drone shot of a marsh

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a mucky shore is shown with a bridge in the background

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a small bird looks down at a crab on a sandy beach

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a small bird looks down at a crab on a sandy beach

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a wooden boardwalk sites in the foreground of water, surrounded by sand

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a couple stands on a beach with an orange sunset in the background

Through the cooperation and coordination of five

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a smiling person kneels amongst a group of sea turtles resting on top of a blue tarp

In December 2022, rescuers saved the lives of

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A purplish sky over a marshy waterway in coastal Texas.

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Sunset over a coastal Texas marsh.

The Texas Trustee Implementation Group will hold

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heavy machinery moved sand on a beach

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Several birds on a sandy shore

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Aerial view of island construction

The Texas Trustee Implementation Group expands

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A wooden boardwalk crosses coastal wetlands in Texas.

The Texas Trustee Implementation Group held its

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On a Mississippi Gulf Coast beach looking out to the water with a pier.

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource

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A long-billed shore bird wading and feeding on a partially submerged oyster reef.

The Texas Trustee Implementation Group will hold

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Aerial view of wetlands and water on the Texas coast.

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Aerial view of the Texas coastline, with vegetated dunes and sandy beach, on the Gulf of Mexico.

With increasingly active tropical storm seasons in

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Hundreds of sea turtles on the floor of the South Padre Island Convention Centre

In February 2021, Texas experienced a historic

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Anglers fishing on kayaks in Texas, near Port Aransas. Copyright Texas Parks and Wildlife

The Trustee Council will hold its sixth annual

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A Kemps Ridley sea turtle on the sand of a Texas beach, surrounded by grass. Image: EPA

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A school of Horse-eye jacks in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Trustee Council will hold its fifth annual

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Sunset over dunes and marsh in Destin Florida, a dolphin dorsal fin breaches the water in the foreground.

In 2019, the Deepwater Horizon Trustees continued

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Marsh with some open water under layer of clouds dotting a bright blue sky..

The Texas Trustee Implementation Group held its

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A purple sunset over a marshy Nueces Bay in Texas.

The Texas Trustee Implementation Group held its

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A diver operates a camera in a coral nursery.

The Trustees are committed to providing annual

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green turtle on a beach

It’s been one year since we settled with BP and

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kraken side view before sinking

The creation and enhancement of three artificial

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brown pelican in Texas

The Texas Trustee Implementation Group is working

Projects

Projects led by the trustees for the Texas Restoration Area are below. Use the filters below to search for specific projects. Learn more about individual projects below or view them in our interactive map. You can also learn about the environmental compliance for each of these projects

Planning

Planning led by the trustees for the Texas Restoration Area are below. Use the filters below to search for specific planning efforts.
Texas Allocation of Restoration Funds

The chart shows the restoration funding allocated to the Texas Restoration Area for each restoration goal and the percentage of committed funds as of May 2023. For more information on the allocation of funds, please visit the Department of Justice Deepwater Horizon page. 

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Monitoring and Adaptive Management

The Texas Restoration Area considers monitoring and adaptive management throughout their restoration efforts.

To find project-related monitoring and adaptive management information, click on the project names above or in the interactive project map.

Trustee Implementation Group

The trustees for the Texas Restoration Area are:

Contact: TXDWHNRDA@tpwd.texas.gov