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Windmark Beach Tidal Marsh Creation

Gulf County, Florida

ERC > Projects > Mitigation & Restoration > Windmark Beach Tidal Marsh Creation

ERC was the Mitigation Supervisor for 2 (+/-) acres of uplands that were excavated to create new tidal marsh wetlands adjacent to an existing marsh.

ERC Soil Scientists performed auger excavations to describe the existing soil conditions and determine the depth to high water table within proposed creation areas prior to transplantation of black needlerush (Juncus roemerianus) and cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora).

In addition, a survey of the ground elevation in the adjacent tidal marsh was conducted to compare the high water table depth. The data was used to determine the depth of excavation for the creation areas.

After excavation of the upland area, the path of a small tidal creek was flagged and excavated. ERC Ecologists salvaged all vegetative material from the adjacent marsh including Juncus roemarianus and Spartina alterniflora and planted it in the newly created wetland areas.


The site was monitored for hydric soil development, wildlife utilization, and vegetative cover, and reported to the client and regulatory agencies.

ERC has monitored the site and the mitigation was successful. The mitigation offset impacts associated with a coastal development that ERC permitted with the state and federal regulatory agencies.

  • Project Highlights

    Client:
    The St. Joe Company

    Location:
    Gulf County, Florida

    Project Size:
    2 (+/-) Acres

    ERC's Services Includes:

    • Restoration Planning & Design
      • success criteria
      • restoration methodology
    • Mitigation Monitoring
    • Implementation of Best Management Practices
    • Hydrology & Soil Sampling
    • Quality Mitigation Supervision
    • Plant Salvage and Transplantation
    • GIS Mapping
    • Mitigation Reports
    • Mitigation Monitoring
    • Dredge & Fill Permits for Development Impacts

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