MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A $16 million project to stabilize and restore Deer River is set to begin in November, according to the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program.

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The program works to do “comprehensive watershed management plans,” Restoration Program Lead Jason Kudulis said. “These are essentially a roadmap that gives each watershed an identity and a course to move forward into the future to improve conditions.”

The No. 1 project in the Deer River watershed was a marsh complex on Mobile Bay.

According to Kudulis, there’s a large intertidal marsh and flat complex that has been impacted over time by storms and waves and is now receding.

The $16 million will be used to build an off-shore marsh that will act as an additional buffer for protection.

The program has been responsible for conserving and restoring coastal waters since 1995.

It is a division of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and the National Estuary Program.