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Carpenter Creek Headwaters Water Quality Improvements

Implementing Organization

Florida State

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$1,689,900

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Water Quality Restoration and Maintenance

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

Project Description

The project will reduce pollutant loading and hydrologic degradation in this urban watershed. The project includes restoration of county-owned 2.6-acre wetland; acquisition of 6 acres of land for construction of a stormwater treatment facility; and construction of a stormwater treatment facility to capture and treat stormwater that flows off Olive Road into Carpenter Creek, which ultimately flows into Bayou Texar. The restored wetland will improve habitats and species that depend on wetland habitats, stabilize the soils, and reduce erosion and sediment loading into Carpenter Creek. The project is a companion to the Carpenter Creek Headwater Park recreational project, and both are part of the Carpenter Creek and Bayou Texar Watershed Management Plan.

Contact

Jim Reynolds
(850) 245-2814
James.Reynolds@floridadep.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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