Pickens Aquatic Preserve
"Ft. Pickens is a rare taste of "old Florida" and its undisturbed natural
beauty makes it one of my favorite places to visit on the Gulf Coast."
United States Congressman Jeff Miller
Management activities at Fort Pickens Aquatic Preserve have resumed through the
Ecosystem Restoration Section
of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Northwest District.
Seagrass Restoration Project
The Northwest Florida Aquatic Preserves office was awarded a Prop
Scar Restoration grant from NOAA through the Gulf of Mexico Foundation.
A small amount of the seagrass, Halodule was transplanted within
the preserve in the eastern portion of Big Lagoon, adjacent to the Gulf
Island National Seashore. Educational signs consisting of large maps of
the area, showing grass flats, restricted areas, and landmarks were made
and placed at local boat ramps.
Continuous Water Quality Monitoring
The NWF Aquatic Preserve office worked with the Gulf Islands National
Seashore to maintain a water quality monitoring station near the pass at
Ft. Pickens. This station constantly recorded temperature, salinity,
water clarity, PH, and dissolved oxygen.
Quick Facts about Fort Pickens Aquatic Preserve
September 30, 2014
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard M.S. 235
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
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