Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands S-709 Pump Station project
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Water Management District celebrated the completion of the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project S-709 Pump Station project with a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 22, 2023 in the Biscayne National Park in Homestead, Fla. The project is to rehydrate coastal wetlands and reduce damaging point-source freshwater discharge to Biscayne Bay and Biscayne National Park. The BBCW project will restore wetland and estuarine habitats, and divert an average of 59 percent of the annual coastal structure discharge into freshwater and saltwater wetlands instead of direct discharges to Biscayne Bay and Biscayne National Park.