NWFWMD provided a grant of $108,000 to CBA to design, engineer and build treatment for storm water entering Choctawhatchee Bay in Destin from Clement Taylor Park. CBA brought together interested groups such as the City of Destin, the University of Florida Master Gardeners, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Storm water entering the bay from this park now is filtered through a pond filled with native plants and animals. Sediment and particulates settle out and the native fauna and flora remove nutrients. This project also provides a wonderful educational opportunity for the thousands of tourists and residents who visit the park annually.
Partners:
Northwest Florida Water Management District
Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance
City of Destin
U.S. Fish & Wildlife
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
University of Florida / IFAS