Palm River Restoration Project Phase II, East McKay Bay (Implementation)
State of Florida
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan
Water Quality Restoration and Maintenance
The project consists of extensive habitat restoration, water quality improvement, and mitigation of erosion along the Palm River at the mouth of McKay Bay, within the Tampa Bay Watershed. The planning objective is to complete all applicable environmental compliance and permitting for the habitat restoration and stormwater ponds construction. If implemented in the future, the project would remove exotic vegetation, create of an herbaceous wetland, and build three stormwater management areas that will provide water quality treatment for 436 acres of residential, commercial, and industrial developed land.