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DU Helps Identify Coastal Restoration Projects in Florida

Ducks Unlimited is working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to identify potential projects for funding through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). This funding is part of the recent $2.4 billion settlement with BP stemming from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The funds received by NFWF will be directed toward coastal acquisition, restoration, and enhancement projects.

Florida Increases Funding for Conservation Work in Canada

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has committed an additional $10,000 to Ducks Unlimited through its state grant program, bringing the commission's total contribution to $35,000 for the current fiscal year.

Florida Increases Funding for Conservation Work in Canada

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has committed an additional $10,000 to Ducks Unlimited through its state grant program, bringing the commission's total contribution to $35,000 for the current fiscal year.

Florida's Lake Miccosukee Restoration Project Celebrated

Ducks Unlimited and partners from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Jefferson County gathered in December to install a new sign and rededicate a wetlands enhancement project on Florida's Lake Miccosukee in celebration of DU's 75th Anniversary.

Florida: Thomas M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area

Thomas M. Goodwin WMA is a popular hunting and bird-watching area, as well as the only area managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission exclusively for waterfowl.

Big Bend WMA

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to restore management capabilities to the Hickory Mound impoundment on Big Bend WMA.

Florida Conservation Projects

Ducks Unlimited habitat conservation projects in Florida. These projects benefit waterfowl, other wildlife and people. View sample projects, project map and more.

Merritt Island NWR - Mosquito Lagoon

Purpose: To rehabilitate approximately 79,000 linear feet of existing dike and replace 9 water control structures on mosquito control impoundments within those dikes.

T.M. Goodwin WMA - Marsh Restoration

Purpose: To restore 3,870 acres of emergent marsh on T.M. Goodwin WMA through improvement of 2 miles of existing internal levees, installation of 10 water control structures, and construction of 2 permanent pumping stations.

Lake Miccosukee - Wetland Enhancement

Purpose: A fixed-crest weir with a screw gate exists on the south end of Lake Miccosukee. This water control structure was designed to maintain suitable lake levels and allow for periodic management drawdowns of the lake.

St. Marks NWR - Marsh Enhancement

Purpose: To replace an old water control structure between Stoney Bayou Pool and East River Diversion Canal on St. Marks NWR.

Guana WMA - Wetlands Enhancement Project

Purpose: To replace a water control structure on Lake Guana that had deteriorated, resulting in the expansion of dense cattail stands.

Broadmoor WRP Project - Wetlands Enhancement

Purpose: Approximately 2,400 acres of freshwater marsh have been restored through construction of internal levees (200,000 yds 3 ) and installation of 22 water control structures. In addition, a pumping station was installed to provide a dependable source of water during periods of drought.

Alligator Lake - Wetland Restoration

Purpose: To restore 350 acres of waterfowl habitat on Alligator Lake through installation of a water diversion structure, installation of 2 water control structures in existing levees, and plugging an existing drainage well.

St. Vincent Island NWR - Oyster Pond Restoration

Purpose: This project involves renovation and restoration of 113 acres of brackish marsh habitat on St. Vincent Island NWR through installation of water control structures to prevent encroachment of cattails.
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