TM/Econ Mitigation Bank Phase IV
Tuesday, May 5, 1–4:30 p.m.
Buses depart Rosen Centre Hotel entrance (30 minute drive)
Activity Level & Dress: Moderate.
Participants should wear shoes that can get muddy and be prepared for short hikes on uneven terrain in warm weather. A 90 minute to 2-hour tour on large trailer and truck with some stops with hiking.
A 1326 acre parcel that is owned and operated by Orange County. Orange County purchased Phase IV of the TM/Econ Mitigation Bank in 2003 from Holland properties. Established in 2007, with 428.92 credits, the Mitigation bank protects eight different natural communities which include Cypress domes and sloughs, wet prairie, mesic and wet flatwoods as well as
protecting Four Mile Creek a tributary to the Econlockhatchee River (an outstanding Florida Waterway). The Bank helps to provide habitat for several listed animal species such as the Red Cockaded Woodpecker, Sandhill Crane and gopher tortoise. Field trip participants will be able to see 4 hydrological improvements ( 2 low water crossings and 2 road removals) as well as an upland pine enhancement project that were required by the Mitigation Bank permit issued by St Johns River Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer. There are currently 344.74 available credits.
Peace River Mitigation Bank
Reedy Creek Mitigation Bank
Tiger Creek Conservation Bank
EARLY BIRD: $50 (before
January 25, 2015)
ADVANCED SAVINGS: $55 (before
March 15, 2015)
LATE/ONSITE: $75 (after
March 15, 2015; if space available)