Coastal Conservation

Restoring Audubon Islands Sanctuary

Coastal Conservation

Restoring Audubon Islands Sanctuary

Seventy years ago, herons, egrets, and pelicans nesting on several small islands in Lake Worth Lagoon led the Audubon Society to designate the islands as bird sanctuaries. The Bingham, Bolton, and Blossom families leased the islands to Audubon, and now we are restoring their natural beauty. These unique lagoon islands offer:

  • meditative respite for connecting with nature 
  • subtropical hardwood hammocks and mangrove forests 
  • nesting and roosting areas for the birds of Lake Worth Lagoon

When restored, the islands will reveal a beautiful hardwood hammock with gumbo limbo, buttonwood, fig and paradise trees, and the mangrove forest will thrive. Their oyster reefs will also help clean the water of Lake Worth Lagoon. 

Restoration requires removal of invasive trees and plants and replanting with native species to recreate a subtropical oasis. The islands will be managed by Audubon with local partners and volunteers. 

Click here to make your tax-deductible contributions or gifts can be mailed to Audubon Florida (Attn: Audubon Islands Sanctuary), 4500 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 205, Miami, Florida 33137.

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