GALVESTON – About $10.7 million in Deepwater Horizon oil spill restoration money will be used for improvements at Galveston Island State Park, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said Thursday.
The money will be used to build campsites, an equestrian trail head, pedestrian bridges over dunes to the beach and other improvements on the Gulf side of the park.
About $2 million in restoration money will be used to improve a nearshore reef in Brazoria County near Freeport.
The money is part of $18 million in projects announced by Parks and Wildlife, including $210,000 in improvements for Sea Rim State Park in Jefferson County, $1.8 million for an artificial reef off either the Jefferson County or the Nueces County coast, and $3.5 million for an artificial reef off the Matagorda County coast.
The money comes from $1 billion BP agreed to provide in 2011 to restore the Gulf Coast because of damage caused by the 2010 oil spill.