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Resource Management at Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve Quick Topics

Resource management in Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve (MLAP) has focused on partnering with Volusia County and other local government entities to encourage planning consistent with aquatic preserve rules and CAMA's mission.

Starting in 2007, the resource management program significantly increased efforts to improve the existing understanding of the status of aquatic resources and ecosystems in MLAP. This represented the continued implementation of a five-year strategy of expanding efforts to all the aquatic preserves under East Central Florida Aquatic Preserve management. The advisory committee for the MLAP Management Plan has assisted with the renewal and expansion of partnerships.

Volunteers construct an oyster mat

Volunteers construct an oyster mat

The Resource Management Program currently focuses on information dissemination, group coordination and ecosystem restoration.

  • Marsh Restoration
    St. Johns River Water Management District and the Volusia County Mosquito Control are partnering in the restoration of impacted coastal wetlands, particularly those impounded or dragline ditched for mosquito control.

  • Oyster Reef Restoration
    Oyster reef restoration efforts are currently underway in Mosquito Lagoon within Canaveral National Seashore. Future plans include expanding the project to MLAP boundaries.
     
  • Seagrass Restoration
    Several areas in Mosquito Lagoon have suffered severe seagrass scarring from propellers. Various restoration and replanting methods have been attempted in the affected areas, but with no effect.

  • Island Enhancement
    Volunteers help enhance natural and spoil islands by removing non-native plants, planting native vegetation and shoreline stabilization projects.

 

Last updated: September 24, 2010

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