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Posted on: March 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Online Survey Launches for Joe’s Bayou Recreation Area Improvements Project

Aerial of Joes Bayou and Mattie Kelly Park

DESTIN, Fla. – In partnership with the city of Destin, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the implementing Trustee for this Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) restoration project resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. DEP selected Taylor Engineering Inc., DAG Architects Inc. and Halff Associates Inc. to engage the community and conduct project planning, permitting, design, bidding and construction administration.

The improvement project at the Joe’s Bayou Recreation Area and Mattie Kelly Park and Nature Walk will provide and enhance public recreational opportunities and improve access to water resources.

Public input and participation will provide planners with crucial insight on how to better serve the community. Members of the public are encouraged to provide input through the survey, which will run for 30 days beginning Tuesday, March 1, 2022. For more information, please contact Gulf Coast Public Affairs Manager Rachel Schmalfuss at

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