Ducks Unlimited recently received a grant of more than $1.4 million from the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) for a breakwater project at the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area in Port Arthur, Texas. This grant will enable DU to protect important coastal marsh through the construction of more than 7,000 linear feet of breakwater. The project will get under way this spring.

CIAP is a federal funding program administered by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement. The program's purpose is to help oil and gas producing states, and their coastal subdivisions, mitigate impacts of oil and gas production on the Outer Continental Shelf. The General Land Office helps administer CIAP funding in Texas.