MWCA is interested in securing improved navigational access to Tippecanoe Bay, the Myakka River, and points beyond. A Feasibility Study was commissioned to investigate the possibility of securing access to several alternative channel alignments. Based on the past history of the development and the environmental aspects of the impacts, regulatory permitting that will be needed to secure an additional channel for the project will have significant challenges. Your membership and MWCA is helping to address these challenges.
The channels investigated within the Feasibility Study were selected based on providing a second access channel that would service a large sector of the residential development and reduce travel times for boaters. Alignments were also chosen based on the history of development of the community by General Development Corporation. Based on the existing site conditions and the goal of reducing boating travel times from within the community, the Feasibility Study developed three conceptual channel alignment options.
At our meeting on December 2, 2021 we shared a PowerPoint from Charlotte County that outlines the project plan as we know it today.
Click the link below to view.
With the completion of the Feasibility Study MWCA is forging ahead by advocating for consideration of this Restoration Project. We need your support through membership and donations to carry this project into the future.
This channel begins off of the O’Hara Waterway with a short, 194’ jog to the northwest over pine/palmetto flatwoods and then turns due west.
This alignment begins further
to the north at the intersection of Flamingo and Christopher Waterways. It follows the alignment of the original channel that previously existed prior to restoration by General
This channel alignment extends to
the southwest. It exits to the west following the interior of an existing natural tidal creek/lagoon.