RESTORE Fund Projects
Direct Component MYIP Projects
- Pinellas County Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge Vulnerability Assessment: $300,000
Planning study and risk modeling effort to consider hazard exposure and cost to county-wide critical infrastructure based on known and predicted data for sea level rise, tidal and storm surge scenarios through the year 2100. The County received an additional $700,000 Resilient Florida Program grant to conduct a Phase 2 Vulnerability Assessment Project.
- Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System (COMPS): $233,943
USF College of Marine Science was chosen as a subrecipient of funds to establish a monitoring buoy C21 to provide additional climate data along the county coast.
- A Very High-Resolution Estuary Circulation Nowcast/Forecast Model for Tampa Bay and Vicinity: $479,493
USF College of Marine Science was chosen as a subrecipient of funds to establish a bay water current prediction model. View the RESTORE Award Nowcast/Forecast Circulation Model Overview from the USF Ocean Circulation Lab.
- Fort De Soto Park Dune Walkovers: $534,894
Construction of elevated walkovers to protect coastal dunes previously segmented by sand walking paths. The project included native species planting on sand access paths to promote continuous coastal habitat and restore protective coastal dunes.
Comprehensive Plan Projects
- In partnership with the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Pinellas County is conducting a Fort DeSoto Circulation Study using deployed buoys.
- Florida’s Gulf Coast Projects: FDEP Deepwater Horizon Story Map
Spill Impact Component State Expenditure Plan Projects
- Florida’s Gulf Consortium SEP Projects
- SEP 16-1 Lake Seminole Sediment Removal
- View the project overview video for Restoring Lake Seminole
- SEP 16-2 Wastewater Collection System Improvements
- SEP 16-3 Land Acquisition for Floodplain Restoration and Resiliency
- SEP 16-4 Coastal Public Access Program
- SEP 16-5 Artificial Reef Program