Helen Wood Park Restoration Project

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As part of The Nature Conservancy’s NFWF and GEBF funded “Helen Wood Park/Alba Beach Restoration and Shoreline Protection Project”, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) was contracted to perform baseline monitoring surveys to document species composition of coastal wetland plants likely to be impacted by restoration activities, as well as site elevation, shoreline position, and average water level. The goal of Helen Wood Park Restoration project is to protect the shoreline from erosion, provide intertidal habitat, protect and enhance marsh habitat, and restore ecosystem function that has been lost. This Fall 2021 dataset consists of species composition and percent cover at predetermined marsh points, and species composition and spatial extent of nearshore SAV beds. Site characteristics such as shoreline position, site elevation, and water level were also documented. These surveys provide baseline data to compare future conditions at the site.


The purpose of this data is to collect baseline conditions along the shoreline of Helen Wood Park, which serves as a potential candidate for living shorelines in the future.

DOI: 10.57778/rvrr-nt17

Suggested Citation

Marshall, E., Heck, K., & Byron, D. (2022). Helen Wood Park Restoration Project [Data set]. Dauphin Island Sea Lab. https://doi.org/10.57778/RVRR-NT17

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Additional Info

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Author Emelia Marshall
Maintainer data@disl.org
Last Updated October 25, 2022, 19:57 (UTC)
Created October 12, 2022, 14:54 (UTC)
ISO.distributor The Dauphin Island Sea Lab
ISO.pointOfContact Emelia Marshall <emarshall@disl.org>
ISO.principalInvestigator Emelia Marshall <emarshall@disl.org>
Place Keywords Mobile Bay, Helen Wood Park
Temporal Begin 2021-09-28
Temporal End 2021-10-05
Theme Keywords Living Shorelines, Marsh restoration, Submerged Aquatic Vegetation, Habitat restoration, Baseline monitoring
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