Developing Enhanced Recreational Opportunities on Escribano Point Portion of the Yellow River WMA
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
Engineering and/or Construction
This project will improve public access and enjoyment of natural resources at the Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area, which is located south of the City of Milton in Santa Rosa County, FL. The improvements include: 1) an entrance kiosk, information, parking and facilities; 2) north beach hammock parking, interpretive, fishing and picnicking facilities; 3) primitive camping sites; 4) wildlife viewing facilities; 5) Escribano Point parking, interpretive, fishing and picnicking facilities; and 6) bear-proof containers for trash and storing food at campsites. Additionally, there will be a one-time assessment and mapping activities necessary for developing the site for outdoor recreation purposes (natural communities mapping, rare and exotic plant inventories, development of a hydrological assessment and water control plans for road access improvements, and herpetofauna survey). Funding for hurricane debris removal and road repair with hydrologic restoration is also included.
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