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Emeralda Marsh Mitigation Bank

Basins Serviced

SJRWMD: Southern Ocklawaha (12)

At A Glance
  • Basins Serviced

  • SJRWMD: Southern Ocklawaha (12)

  • Located: Southern Ocklawaha Drainage Basin (SJRWMD 12)

  • Permitted by: SJRWMD

  • State: UMAM

  • Forested & Herbaceous Freshwater Credits Available

The Emeralda Marsh Mitigation Bank(EMMB)is 354 acres of prestigious environmental sensitive land that is under conservation easement. The mitigation bank is located in the City of Leesburg of Lake County, Florida. EMMB consistsof wet prairie, deep marsh, and open water habitats between the mouths of Lake Griffin and Yale. The marsh encompasses the headwaters of the Ocklawaha Basin. The mitigation bank was approved by the St. Johns River Water Management District in March 2020, EMMBfeatures freshwater basin marshes throughout the site. The mitigation plan includes restoration and enhancement of pyrogenic and native plant communities as well as wildlife habitats and land management activities throughout the bank site.Emeralda Marsh Mitigation Bankis approved to offset freshwater forested and herbaceous wetland impacts within the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Southern Ocklawaha Basin (Basin 12), which includes portions of Lake, Marion, Orange, and Polk counties.

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