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Robinson Preserve Expansion

Bringing a new vision for the Robinson Preserve to life

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  • Bradenton, Florida

    Bradenton, Florida

We’re helping this community transform the Robinson Preserve from farmland to native coastal habitat for all to enjoy.

Formerly disturbed farmland, the Robinson Preserve had the potential to be so much more. Community leaders had a new vision for the area—restore it to a natural state and create an oasis on the edge of suburbia for the community to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.

Our ecologists, landscape architects, and engineers helped Manatee County officials refine that vision. The next step? A plan to restore and create native habitats for tidal estuarine fish, rare coastal upland forests, and a high functioning coastal wetland system, including saltmarsh and mangrove forests. Restoration efforts improved water quality in the surrounding Manatee River, Perico Bayou, and Palma Sola Bay, and the native habitats supported nesting for multiple protected bird species as well as spawning waters for snook and tarpon.  

On-site improvements designed by our teams include support facilities for an educational center, boardwalks, pedestrian bridges, parking, restrooms, age-specific thematic playgrounds, kayak and paddle trails, kayak storage facilities, and educational signage. 

Stantec is honored with an Engineering Excellence Award

The Robinson Preserve Expansion in Bradenton, Florida, restored 150 acres of formerly disturbed farmland to a mosaic of native coastal habitats where wildlife can thrive.

Meet Our Team

Scott Buttari, Senior Principal

I make every effort to understand my clients’ businesses so we can provide the best solutions.

Mike Burton, Principal, Environmental Services

Do what you believe in; believe in what you do.
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Quince Sellers, Senior Project Engineer, Environmental

Say what you mean and mean what you say.
Quince Sellers Senior Project Engineer, Environmental Read More

Scott Buttari

Senior Principal

Mike  Burton

Principal, Environmental Services

Quince Sellers

Senior Project Engineer, Environmental

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