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Mississippi Coast Receives Money for Restoration

JACKSON, Miss.- The Mississippi Coast is going to get a face lift.

Areas affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill will receive almost $30 million from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to clean it up.

WTOK reports that the money will be divided up into individual projects.

Almost $11.8 million will go towards studying oyster populations and how to make them stronger and more productive.

$9.9 million will be used to enhance actual federal coastline. It will restore more than 30,000 acres through species removal, forest thinning, and prescribed burns.

About $7.5 million will go toward helping conserve the local habitat and making sure the water quality is looked after.

Lastly, $544,600 will be used in a contest to try and improve the pipes that will drain untreated water into the Mississippi Sound.

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