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Port Everglades shows its green (and wet) thumb!

December 22, 2016


The Port Everglades Wetland Enhancement Project has received a « Notification of Trending Towards Success » from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for successfully cultivating 16.5 acres (6.6 hectares) of nursery-grown mangrove and native plants on property that was originally dry land intended for other uses. The port’s Turning Notch extension project forced the removal of approximately eight acres (3.2 hectares) of mangroves situated right in the middle of the area that the port needed to make wider and deeper. The port began planting the replacement mangrove habitat in 2015.