Southwest Florida Wading Bird Nesting Island Enhancement
National Audubon Society, Inc.
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
Engineering and/or Construction
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.
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