FWC Youth Conservation Center SAV Introduction

One acre (4,800 PU) of Halodule wrightii was planted in a man-made saltwater basin located on FWC’s YCC campus. Planting units installed were bare-root units of H. wrightii. This planting effort was the first introduction of SAV species in these man-made ecosystems. The goal of this project was to introduce native SAV species into an ecosystem with suitable conditions that would allow for establishment and the creation of valuable seagrass habitat.

Project Location:\\\"\\\"
Apollo Beach, FL
FWC Youth Conservation Center

Company/Agency Contracting:
Ecosphere Restoration Institute
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Project Completion: Date:
July 2023

Services Provided
• Restoration site selection for optimum chance of success
• Installation of 4,800 PU of Halodule wrightii