The fourth phase of the Bayou Auguste tidal stream restoration was completed in Spring 2015. The segment of the bayou between its culverted portion near Davis Street and the bridge at Braun Street had extensive floodplain restoration and bank reshaping, along with a new community of native upland plants installed on the nonwetland park portion of the site.
Cypress worked with the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio and the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain to provide ecosystem restoration design, environmental engineering, and construction oversight of the project from concept through construction for restoration of the bayou shoreline and tidal marsh floodplain. This restoration project removed fill material and debris while restoring typical landform of native estuarine marsh habitat.
Our integrated science and engineering design process was tailored to meet the needs of this project.
Work completed at this site includes the following:
- Development of the initial site concept
- Locating and characterizing local reference habitats; References were used to establish species lists and densities
- Completed Baseline Assessment (pre-project)
- Completed a construction stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) utilizing bioengineered materials
- Provided construction management
- Monitored stormwater best management practices (BMPs)
- Completed a Year 1 Monitoring Report
This project received the Gulf Guardian Award (1st Place, Civic Project) from the US Environmental Protection Agency.