In the central area of the lagoon at the mouth of the West Palm Beach (C-51) Canal.
Historically, John’s Island was a small intertidal and submerged shallow water habitat. Over time the island grew to approximately 6.4 acres from the placement of fill dredged out of the Intracoastal Waterway and was taken over by exotic non-native vegetation.
Remove exotic plants, return the island to it’s original elevation, and restore native habitats.
Recreates a variety of intertidal habitats for fish, manatee, birds, and invertebrates.
Creates increasingly scarce maritime hammock habitat.
Provides excavated spoil to create seagrass recruitment at Snook Islands Natural Area.
Palm Beach County, Audubon Society, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Town of Palm Beach
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