Habitat Restoration

For more than a decade, CCA Florida and hundreds of local CCA chapter members have contributed thousands of volunteer hours and acquired funding to help restore Florida's fragile marine habitat.  Volunteers have contributed to offshore and nearshore reef development, oyster reef restoration, shoreline stabilization, and planted literally hundreds of acres of saltmarsh, seagrass beds and mangroves.  Many of these projects were partially or wholly funded through foundation grants acquired by CCA Florida, CCA National’s Building Conservation Trust (BCT) Fund, and from donations by local CCA chapters and generous individual members.



Because of the importance of habitat and water quality to our fisheries, CCA Florida continues to substantially increase its role in the area of habitat restoration in Florida.  With the increasing degraded water quality issues we are all facing around the state, it is critical that restoration projects continue and at a faster pace.  Habitat restoration projects are effective in improving water quality as well as providing new habitat for fish and other important marine life.  Take a look at the projects listed below, along with the email address for the CCA volunteer that is coordinating the project, and send that volunteer a note if you would like to get involved.  You can also contact Frank Gidus if you have an idea for a habitat project or concerns about environmental issues impacting Florida fisheries at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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