Lake Worth Lagoon, Florida
Endorsed by ACFHP in FY2018.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is working with the Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the West Palm Beach Fishing Club, the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, multiple privately-owned marinas, the Town of Palm Beach, and the City of West Palm Beach to restore 34.8 acres of seagrass, 1.35 acres of tidal flat, 1.35 acres of mangrove, and 2.1 acres of oyster and artificial reef habitat to benefit fish and wildlife in the Lake Worth Lagoon. Additionally, the project will fill six acres of muck, enhance eight acres of current seagrass habitat, and provide 0.3 acres of habitat suitable for coastal nesting birds.
This restoration will address sedimentation, water contamination, and climate change issues, and has the potential to support over 130 fish species, including snook, red drum, and gray snapper.
The work is anticipated to be completed between August and October 2019.
Text provided by FL FWC.