In Central Florida today, environmental sustainability is the responsibility of every developer and builder, and all levels of government. Inherent in this philosophy is the compelling need to respect, and even augment, the Wekiva Basin’s natural resources.
Among the most challenging issues of environmental protection is wetland mitigation. Although costly, time consuming and risk filled, mitigation is vital to the preservation, enhancement and creation of functioning wetlands and habitat alike.
|Description||The mitigation area, the site of a former sand mine operation, was mined below the
water table in most areas. As a consequence of mining, the hydrology of the site was
altered and overburden was deposited on the adjacent wetlands and uplands.
|Type of Credits available||Freshwater forested wetland credits, freshwater herbaceous wetland credits|
|Federal Credit Availability||Click here.|
|State Credit Availability||Call our POC for the most updated information.|
|Point of Contact||Sheri Lewin 352-394-1125
About Blackwater Creek Mitigation Bank
Among the most challenging issues of environmental protection is wetland mitigation. Although costly, time consuming and risk-filled, mitigation is vital to the preservation, enhancement and creation of functioning wetlands and habitat alike.
Today, the Blackwater Creek Mitigation Bank (BCMB) is a viable and effective mitigation solution that is within the Wekiva River Nested Drainage Basin. The 466 acre bank is approved by the St. Johns River Water Management District and the United States Army Corps of Engineers to provide both state and federal:
- Freshwater forested wetland credits
- Freshwater herbaceous wetland credits
These credits are available for impacts to the St. Johns River and Wekiva River Nested Basin. Please see the BCMB Service Area on reverse.
The mitigation area, the site of a former sand mine operation, was mined below the water table in most areas. As a consequence of mining, the hydrology of the site was altered and overburden was deposited on the adjacent wetlands and uplands.
The St. Johns River Water Management District has determined the Wekiva Basin to be of critical concern and designated it as a Nested Basin. The BCMB is located within the Wekiva River Nested Basin and adjacent to environmentally sensitive tracts of land that are contiguous with the Ocala National Forest.
The Wetlandsbank Company (TWC), a nationally recognized team, is responsible for the BCMB’s design and implementation which will fully restore the Blackwater Creek area. As one of the leading mitigation bankers in the country, the TWC team significantly increases the probability of a fast, hassle-free mitigation transfer procedure with less cost and “red tape.” Permit applicants with projects that have wetland impacts have the opportunity to embrace the advantages of purchasing credits from our bank. By transferring their project’s mitigation obligations to BCMB clients benefit by:
- Being provided one fixed predetermined fee with no cost overruns.
- The prevention of assets being tied up.
- Optimizing the full potential of the proposed site.
- Reducing permitting time.
- Providing regulatory certainty with no hidden surprises.
- Streamlining the development process.
- Enhancing project value.
- Working with a team who understands your concerns.
- Contributing to an environmentally significant restoration.