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Pensacola Community Maritime Park Public Fishing Marina

Implementing Organization

State of Florida


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


Project Category

Recreational Use

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Recreational Resources

Project Description

The project will support public and charity (e.g., fundraising) fishing tournaments by constructing a public marina. When not in use for fishing events, the marina would be available to the public for day-use vessels only as permitted by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Specifically, the project will • Construct a designed and permitted 48-vessel slip public fishing marina (day use only) with three floating piers and kayak launch to help increase recreational fishing in Pensacola Bay and the Gulf; • Provide educational information (e.g., markers, kiosks at dock) focusing on habitat conservation through pollution reduction, Pensacola's maritime history, and invasive species education. • Install monofilament recycling bins at the marina. The project will utilize a breakwater that has already been built to protect the marina, which will minimize erosion in the boat basin and lessen the need for future dredging. Any lighting associated with the marina will be implemented in accordance with sea turtle lighting best practices. The marina will increase opportunities for the public to access natural resources, thereby helping to compensate for interim losses to recreational use by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


Gareth Leonard
(850) 617-9452
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