Wetlands Restoration

Delehide-Starvation Cove Gap Project

The Delehide-Starvation Cove Gap Shoreline Protection Project was completed in late July 2007. The project constructed 800 linear foot of geotextile tube breakwater between Delehide and Starvation Cove on Galveston Island's north shoreline. The breakwater will protect 25 acres of existing estuarine intertidal marsh complex. The 'Gap' Project connects two previously projects habitat protection and restoration projects completed by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in conjunction with the Texas General Land Office; Delehide Cove (2004) and Starvation Cove (2005).

800 linear foot of geotextile tube breakwater

GBF would like to thank the advisory and funding partners that made this project possible including: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Texas Coastal Program, NOAA Restoration Center, Restore America's Estuaries, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Galveston Bay Estuary Program, and Shell Oil Company.