The Wildflower Preserve Habitat Restoration Project was featured in a front page story in the Englewood Sun-Herald newspaper on May 26, 2016. In the article, community news editor Elaine Allen-Emrich describes the benefits to Lemon Bay water quality, marine life, and natural habitats that the project will provide.
The first phase of the project, invasive plant removal on 50 acres of uplands, is scheduled to begin in June 2016. Improvements to the existing wetlands and addition of 14 acres of new estuarine and freshwater wetlands is targeted to begin in the fourth quarter of 2016. Native plants will be added to the new wetlands and to the uplands in 2017.
The project is being funded by $1.17 million in grants from the Southwest Florida Water Management District and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
With permission of the author, a full copy of the article is available by clicking on this link: Englewood_Sun_26May2016.