On Friday, July 14, 2023, Governor Kay Ivey announced Gulf of
Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) funding of over $67 million for 27 projects
in the State of Alabama.
The Gulf of Mexico Energy
Security Act (GOMESA) of 2006 created a revenue-sharing model for oil- and
gas-producing gulf states. Under the act, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and
Texas receive a portion of the revenue generated from oil and gas production
offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. The act also directs a portion of revenue to
the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
The Baldwin County Commission was awarded $4,820,000 in GOMESA
funds for the construction of a new boat launch and park, The Launch at CR6, on
the Bon Secour River.
The Launch at CR6 sits on 16 acres located at 5587 County Road
6 in Gulf Shores. This project will include the construction of two boat ramps, a
kayak launch, picnic gazebos, restroom facilities, a walking trail, parking, and
fishing and staging piers.
Construction of this facility is expected to begin in early 2024.
The 27 projects will focus on sewer infrastructure, water quality improvements, research, land acquisitions, and recreational access improvements, which are included in the original intent and authorized use of GoMESA funds.
For more information about the 27 projects visit: https://governor.alabama.gov/newsroom/2023/07/governor-ivey-announces-67-million-in-gomesa-funded-projects/?fbclid=IwAR18JxSysJl81y82OxKXHQoo6ZzGAQ_sQ1elSTSymF7SVJhmdOeRCzahEnY&fs=e&s=cl
Site Map of The Launch at CR6:
Rendering of The Launch at CR6