Saving Our Precious Coastlines
The Shaw Tract is managed by John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park on the west shoreline of Largo Sound on the island of Key Largo. The project area consists of approximately 13 acres of mangrove wetlands and shallow water seagrasses that were dredged and filled during the 1950s for private development. The objective of this proposed project is to restore tidal wetlands, primarily mangrove and seagrass habitats, to historic shoreline conditions through the removal of fill and the backfilling of a deep dredged shoreline canal. Keys Restoration Fund is working with the state park and regulatory agencies to further develop this project.