As Dr. Edward Maltby said, wetlands are “among the earth’s greatest natural assets. . . mankind’s waterlogged wealth.”
However, what good are wetlands, if they aren’t restored, maintained and preserved?
That’s just what we plan to do.
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) confirmed that Ocala Ranch avoids any impact to onsite wetlands. We will not impact any wetlands, and Ocala Ranch will have protective natural buffers around all wetlands on our property. There is even a plan, pending approvals, to restore the wetlands in the 1,300-acre open space portion of the site to closely replicate their original state (1940 conditions) and preserve them in perpetuity.
We value the land we have, and that includes the wetlands.