|Resource Management at Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve
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
The Resource Management Program currently focuses on
information dissemination, group coordination and
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
- 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.
September 24, 2010
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard M.S. 235
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
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