CERP Project:
Restoration of Pineland and Hardwood
Hammocks in C-111 Basin



This project is located in south Miami-Dade County, just east of Everglades National Park (ENP), along State Road 9336 in the area known as the Frog Pond. Eighty percent of the Frog Pond was used for agricultural purposes and farmers plowed the cap rock to create soil for tomato farming. The Frog Pond has since been purchased by the SFWMD as part of the C-111 Project to restore the Taylor Slough portion of the Everglades.

This project includes restoring south Florida slash pine and hardwood hammock species on a 200-foot wide strip ion each side of two miles of SR9336 from the C-111 Canal to the L-31W Borrow Canal (approximately 50 acres) and the establishment of two, one-acre hammocks in low-lying areas on each side of the road located in Miami-Dade County. The project will provide some water quality treatment for runoff passing through the hammocks and demonstrate the techniques required to re-establish native conifer and tropical hardwood forests on land that has been rock plowed.


Project Details:

Project Sponsor:

Miami-Dade County

Project Schedule:

For scheduling information regarding this project, please see the Master Implementation Sequencing Plan (MISP).

Project Phase:

Pre-Construction, Engineering and Design

Design Agreement:

Agreement Pending

CERP Component Designation:

OPE

Project Cooperation Agreement:

 

Authorization:

WRDA 2000 (Programmatic Authority)

 

Project Contacts:

Michael Collis
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
michael.j.collis@usace.army.mil