Recipient: Loxahatchee River Historical Society
Funding Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Grant Amount: $442,950
Local Amount: $442,950
Grant Description: The purpose of the Jupiter inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area Heritage Preservation, Stabilization and Enhancement Project is to:
Protect the nationally significant historic and cultural resources of the site;
Provide necessary infrastructure, ADA accessibility and improved public safety features to accommodate the increasing numbers of regional, national and international visitors due to the Outstanding Natural Area federal designation;
Benefit the visiting public through enhanced facilities, more effective interpretation and stabilization/restoration of natural habitat associated with the historic areas; and
Provide long-term protection/preservation of rare cultural and historic resources, including the 1860 First Order Fresnel lens apparatus.
This will be accomplished upon completion of the following tasks: six heritage property improvements, four visitor enhancement projects, stabilization and native replanting of the lighthouse mounds complex, and restoration of the lighthouse lens.
Project Description: The budget period for this award began 3-15-10, with authorization of funding completed 3-22-10. We are 9 days into this project at the end of this reporting period. At this time staff has designed 40% of the project components, developed 50% of the Scopes of Work, planned administration processes, met with 6 preservation & natural resource advisors and 3 potential contractors, met with our BLM liaison, Faye Winters, and received USCG approval for the lighthouse lens restoration work.
Job Creation: No jobs were created in this quarter.