Coastal Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay Habitat Restoration
Thank you to all of the volunteers who came out July 25 and August 8, 2015!
Thank you to everyone who came out Nov 22! We had a great turn out and got a lot of work done, planting thousands of seedlings! Great individuals and groups came out to support us, including a team from Wells Fargo, the BioTech Key Club, Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, and many others. For photos from the event check out the photo album on our website and check out our Facebook Page for future events!
November 22, 2014: Come volunteer on the Cutler Bay and Palmetto Bay Coastal Wetland Restoration Project! Volunteer day at the Cutler Bay and Palmetto Bay wetland restoration project! Together, we will be planting thousands of Gulf cordgrass (Spartina spartinae), Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris), Silver sea-oxeye-daisy (Borrichia frutescens), Giant leather fern (Acrostichum danaeifolium) and other select native species as part of the work we are doing in an effort to restore critical coastal wetland habitat along Biscayne Bay for over 100 different migratory birds This project is supported by the North American Wetlands Conservation Act.
Contact: Sarah Martin at 305-505-9192 or email@example.com for more information.
Thursday, August 28, 2014. Progress being made at Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay Coastal Habitat Restoration Project. IRC’s collaborative project with the South Florida Water Management District and the National Park Service (and other partners) has been improving habitat for migratory and coastal bird species as part of a small grant from the US Fish and Wildlife Service under the North American Wetland Conservation Act. The property, owned by SFWMD, was burned in March and exotic species, including Brazilian-pepper, Leadtree, and Burmareed, were removed and native wetland species reintroduced. Volunteers have had a major impact on this project. Dozens of volunteers gave up their weekends in July and August to help plant hundreds of seedlings of Gulf Cordgrass (Spartina spartinae), Saw-grass (Cladium jamaicense) and Muhlygrass (Muhlenbergia capillaris). Read more about the project on our website.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Fire is an important management tool in fire-adapted South Florida ecosystems. IRC used fire recently as part of the reestablishment and restoration bird habitat at Coastal Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay Habitat Restoration Project Site. The prescribed burn was carried out through a cooperative effort by the Florida Forestry Service and Everglades National Park Fire Crew. The fire reduced the biomass of exotic invasive plant species making it easier to efficiently treat and eradicate these troublesome plants. Reintroduction of the fire cycle will greatly assist in the restoration of the fire adapted native marsh communities that are utilized by native and migratory birds.
Monday, December 2, 2013. The Coastal Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay Habitat Restoration website is live! Continue to check back to this site to learn about what is being accomplished at the work site and to learn more about the species and habitats being protected and restored.
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In partnership with:
The Institute for Regional Conservation