Founded in 2009, Dauphin Island Restoration is a group committed to
stabilizing, restoring and preserving Alabama's only coastal barrier island.
Members include West End property owners, East End property owners, and
even people who do not own property on the island but love it and want
We cherish the entire island and feel it is a vital land mass serving
many purposes for coastal Alabama - environmental, recreational,
tourism, commercial and industrial. We seek to pursue both short and long
term solutions to meet those goals.
Specifically, we seek the following:
Raise awareness of, and rectify, the imbalance of shoreline
restoration funding between Alabama and other Gulf Coast states, and
between Dauphin Island and other coastal areas in Alabama.
Raise awareness of the fact that the entire south
shoreline on the West End constitutes four miles of public beach. It is a treasure for all Alabamians, and all Americans
Raise awareness of the crucial role that Dauphin
Island plays in the estuarine environment of the Mississippi Sound
and Mobile Bay with regard to environmental and wildlife protections as well as
recreational and commercial fishing interests.
Lobby our elected officials to provide funds to restore our state's only
barrier island, as has been done for other barrier islands around the
Work to find immediate solutions to deal with
the public beach crisis areas on both sides of the island, but
particularly on the West End where homes, lots and public beach
are underwater or rapidly eroding.
Work to find solutions for ongoing maintenance and
preservation, most notably, seeking a change of sand deposition
locations from ongoing Mobile Harbor dredging to bring sand closer
to the island.
Our Long Term Strategy
Restore the shoreline for the entire island to
pre-Katrina levels or better.
Convince Congressional and State leadership to implement the Corps
1978 recommendations on the dumping location for sand dredged from
Mobile Bay. more info
Develop a plan for ongoing maintenance, to keep
the shoreline as stable as possible.
Secure ongoing funding from public and private