Tides & Currents

wetlands conservation


Upland Mangrove Enhancement

A critical part of the Southport Turning Notch ExtMangrovesension includes replacing 8.7 acres of an existing mangrove conservation easement with a 16.5-acre upland enhancement of approximately 70,000 new mangroves and wetland plants as well as completing a number of environmental improvements in West Lake Park. Port officials worked closely with port users, the environmental community, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to develop the plan for the new mangrove habitat. Read more

West Lake Park

To date, the Port is responsible for improving tidal flushing to 168 acres within the Broward County park. More park improvements are scheduled as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mitigation effort for the navigation channel deepening and widening project. Read more

Dr. Von D. Mizell - Eula Johnson State Park

This beautiful state beach is part of Port Everglades environmental legacy. The Port donated approximately 25.6 acres to the state in 1977, and has since created 23 acres of wetlands, planted with 160,000 red mangroves and 7300 linear feet of shoreline protected by rip-rap comprised of native limerock. In addition, the Port planted 6,500 native plants to beautify the landscape. Read more

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