- Homosassa Springs is the headwaters of the Homosassa River and is known as the Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park
- The park serves as a rehabilitation center and refuge for orphaned or injured manatees.
- Located in Citrus County
- 270-square-mile springshed
The river has numerous canals and seawalls that have had a negative impact on water quality and habitat.
Through cooperation with other government agencies, these challenges are met by:
- Improving stormwater systems to remove sediment and debris from runoff
- Revegetating with desirable submerged aquatic vegetation
- Restoring wetland buffers using living shorelines and floating wetlands
Successful project implementation is indicated by:
- Improved water quality
- A decrease in nuisance plants and increases in desirable submerged aquatic vegetation
Future goals will be developed through an adaptive management process, always striving to help restore Florida’s natural ecosystems.