As the end of manatee season nears, we are excited to dive back in full swing! While the project may have slowed down over the winter months, rest assured our workers with Sea & Shoreline have still been actively cleaning and making progress in our approved winter permitted areas.
It's no secret that the eelgrass in King's Bay is plentiful and abundant. Once planted, the baby grass is kept in a Grow SAV Exclusionary Device for about a year. This insures the roots are established and those eelgrass plants are ready to take on the aquatic world! But what happens before all of that? Where do those baby plants come from?
We moved our equipment down the road to work on the canals near world famous Three Sisters Springs, a US Fish and Wildlife Preserve. Each winter hundreds of West Indian Manatees come to these waters. Save Crystal RIver is planting food.
We aren't the only ones who want to see our waters restored. We're reaching out to others who can help, and showing them how our approach delivers a clean environment and clean economy. Kings Bay Restoration is a win for man and beast we can share.
A group of dedicated citizens change what a salt water disaster and 20 years of algae gone wild created. Save Crystal River, a 501(c)3 took on the restoration challenge, and is producing some pretty amazing results.