Water-Related News

Shoreline restoration project begins on Lake Morton

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LAKELAND – The City of Lakeland Public Works Department and Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department have begun work on a stabilization project on the south side of Lake Morton adjacent to the swan pens.

The Construction and Maintenance and Lakes and Stormwater Divisions of Public Works and the Parks Division have teamed up on this project to address lakeshore erosion and stabilize and restore the area around the swan pens. The swan pens will be disassembled during the project, and a stabilization mat will be installed before they are reassembled at completion.

From Assistant Parks Superintendant James McHenry: "The result will leave the shoreline protected for years to come from erosion and give our swans a much safer space while raising their young."

The project is expected to take 3 weeks to complete.