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Southwest Florida Wading Bird Nesting Island Enhancement

Implementing Organization

National Audubon Society


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund GEBF


Project Category


Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Birds/Bird Habitat

Project Description

Engineer, design, and install near-shore breakwaters at five sites to protect nesting and foraging habitat for colonial waterbirds. This region of Florida hosts one of the largest populations of colonial waterbirds in the state and selected project sites support important habitat for multiple bird species that were impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


Marianne Korosy
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Project Partners

Florida Department of Environmental Protection - Acquatic Preserve Program and Florida Division of State Lands, The Mosaic Company, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Pinellas County

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