The Galveston Bay Foundation on Thursday received $2.3 million from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to restore marshes in Galveston County.

The money comes from a fund generated by penalties from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to the bay foundation.

The money will be used to complete a marsh project in Dollar Bay and Moses Lake area that started in 2002. The project has included the construction of breakwaters and planting of seagrasses, which the foundation said help protect and restore the marshland and promotes oyster growth.

The money will be used to restore 72 acres of marshland, according to the foundation. — John Wayne Ferguson

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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