Manatee River Corridor Acquisition

Recipient: Manatee County Government, Environmental Lands Program

Project Type: Land Conservation

Recommended Funding Amount: $5,000,000

Congressional District(s): FL-16

Summary: This land purchase will protect and conserve 68 acres of native coastal habitat in perpetuity. The Crooked River Ranch property is one of the few large undeveloped parcels along the Manatee River, and will contribute significantly to creating a connected wildlife corridor and enhancing climate resilience and water quality in an area under intense pressure from development.

For more information on the Office for Coastal Management grant program funding this project, please visit the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage.