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Northern Indian River Drainage Basin (SJRWMD 21)

Permitted by SJRWMD & USACOE (Pending)

State: UMAM, Federal: UMAM (Pending)

State Mangrove and Saltmarsh UMAM credits available

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Project Features

Webster Creek Mitigation Bank (WCMB), is an approximately 315-acre enhance-ment, restoration and preservation property in Volusia County, FL located within the Northern Indian River Lagoon Basin (SJRWMD 21). WCMB provides the only saltwater credits within Basin 21 and currently has State Mangrove and Saltmarsh UMAM credits available for purchase. Saltwater wetland impacts within Basin 21 & Halifax River Basins (SJRWMD Basins 17) may be mitigated by credits from WCMB.

WCMB is located within the Mosquito Lagoon, which is classified as an Outstand-ing Florida Water (OFW) within the jurisdiction of the SJRWMD and USACE. Much of the open water within the site occurs within the FDEP Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Pre-serve and is an area of regional ecological significance. The Bank will be a significant ecological contribution to the regional watershed.

Continued implementation of the proposed mitigation bank plan will provide sig-nificant added wildlife value and improve the ecological conditions of the regional water-shed by protecting the previously enhanced and restored wetlands and uplands within and adjacent to WCMB. The proposed mitigation plan will increase the site’s wildlife car-rying capacity and continue to provide habitat improvements for wildlife species in the region.

WCMB was permitted by Bio-Tech Consulting, Inc.



Audubon of Florida is pleased to count Mitigation Marketing as one of our partners in conservation in Florida. We have found Mitigation Marketing to be a true innovator in the mitigation industry. Dennis Benbow and his staff are pioneering important efforts in both the Wetlands and Conservation banking fields. Mitigation Marketing is demonstrating that carefully thought out Wetlands and Conservation mitigation banks can be an important factor in the effort to conserve and restore many thousands of acres of what is best in Florida’s wildlife habitats and natural resources.

Charles Lee
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