The Angler Action Foundation Sea Grass Initiative kicked off in Fort Myers last Friday. Planting will begin soon on 20 acres of sea grass in the Caloosahatchee River that will replace much-needed marine habitat. The goal is to use marine grasses that are tolerant to freshwater and freshwater graases that can live in saltwater. Cages will be places over the seedlings to allow them to take root and grow before manatees and turtles can get to them.
The grasses should stabilize the bottom sediment, clean up nitrogen and carbon and help to recruit marine life.
Three sites: one west of I-75 and two east.