Designing Ridge to Reef Resilience in Coral Bay to Mitigate Flood Risk to Critical Assets

A turtle and tropical fish swim among coral reefs
Sea turtles and corals are some of the species that live in the clear waters of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands that will benefit from the resiliency solutions of this project. Photo credit: Caroline Rogers/National Park Service

Recipient: Coral Bay Community Council

Grant Amount: $836,500 Total Project Amount: $1,024,500

This award will design comprehensive resiliency solutions that improve the use of flat lands in Coral Bay to protect and enhance community infrastructure and critical mangrove, seagrass, and coral reef ecosystems that can benefit species such as shorebirds, pelicans, coral, and sea turtles. Project will mitigate sediment deposition and flooding to improve resiliency against threats from urbanization, flooding, storm surge, and sea level rise.

For more information on the grant program funding this project, please visit the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage. For more information on the National Coastal Resilience Fund, visit National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s website, or the Office for Coastal Management’s resilience fund webpage.