The Cat Island Restoration Project is a multi-partner habitat restoration project that involves reconstructing three islands in the lower bay, providing 272 acres of habitat for shorebirds, waterfowl, amphibians, turtles, invertebrates, and furbearing mammals. A 2.5-mile long wave barrier along the remnant Cat Island shoals will protect and help to restore approximately 1,225 acres of shallow water and wetland habitat behind the islands leading to recovery of much of the important lower bay habitat while benefiting sport and commercial fisheries.  The three islands will be built from beneficially reused fine sands dredged from the outer harbor navigation channel.

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