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Parks and RecreationRecovery.govARRA/Smokehouse Bay Preserve Restoration

Department: Parks and Recreation
Date Awarded: 10/8/2009
Grant Name: ARRA/Smokehouse Bay Preserve Restoration
Program/Project Description: This grant provides restoration of natural communities and hydrologic features and function to the Smokehouse Bay Preserve. The restoration activities include removing of remaining palm trees, regrading the 51 acre abandoned palm grove, treatment of exotic invasive plants throughout the 268 acre preserve and installation of 20 acres of native plants and reestablishment of 30 acres of high marsh within the abandoned palm grove. This restoration effort will benefit the Preserve and Matlacha Aquatic Preserve.
Grant Amount: 225,000.00
Funding Agency: US Dept of the Interior - United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Project Contact:

Cathy Olson

More Information:
The program title/division for this grant is the Coastal Program/American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. 
Match includes $20,000 from Charlotte Harbor National Estuary grant and $9,405 of Conservation 20/20 funding (staff and volunteer time). 

Grant Type: Competive Grant