Volunteers from The Calusa Waterkeeper, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program and Sea and Shoreline gathered Monday, June 18 to begin a seagrass replenishment program. They planted widgeon and tape grass in the upper estuary of the Caloosahatchee River, utilizing prepared cages. These devices will help the plants get started and protect them until they reach maturity.
John Cassini of Calusa Waterkeeper explained that permitting for the project was a joint effort from Florida Department of Environmental Protection, National Marine and the Army Corps of Engineers. Florida House Representative Heather Fitzenhagen was on hand to help as well.