Estuary Program Contributes to Restoration Project
The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners approved more than $127,000 from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program
to fund construction and planting of a hydrological restoration project at the County’s Stacy R. White Nature Preserve. These funds supplement the County’s existing $1.5 million budget for the 93-acre project, which is currently in the design and permitting phase. Acquired in 2021, the 471-acre preserve provides a significant wildlife corridor between the adjacent Balm-Boyette Scrub
and Balm Scrub Preserves while also serving as the headwaters of Little Bullfrog Creek. When restored to its historic condition, the preserve will offer visitors a more authentic nature experience when hiking along Little Bullfrog Creek and adjacent upland areas.