Components of park plan

Special to the Glades County Democrat/Courtesy of via Panoramio
Moonshine Bay Overlook Park would provide many wildlife viewing opportunities such as the Caloosahatchee Marsh, captured here by photographer George Sled in 2010.

The Moonshine Marsh Overlook Park project will include:

• Dredging of around 648,000 cubic yards of muck and soil from Moore Haven Canal and Pig Trail channel;

• Littoral zone mitigation of 34.5 acres, plus opportunities to create more marsh area;

Special to the Glades County Democrat/Courtesy of USACE
The Moore Haven Lock & Dam was built in 1935 and is operated as part of the Okeechobee Waterway by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

• 6+ miles of bank and scrub/shrub rehabilitation opportunities for wildlife habitat;

• Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-directed littoral zone plantings;

• Potential Everglades snail kite (endangered bird) habitat;

• Ancillary benefits: commercial fishing, ecotourism.

Special to the Glades County Democrat/Courtesy of USACE
A map from the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Plan shows where the park will be constructed if financing is secured.

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