The Schultz Preserve consists of 120 acres of restored estuarine and freshwater wetlands, artificial reefs, transitional communities and uplands in the northern portion of Port Redwing.
The District and Hillsborough County’s Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program purchased the land in 1995 and restoration was completed in August 2004. The preserve is named in honor of Tampa Bay’s first Audubon wardens and is maintained by Hillsborough County.
Since the restoration, native plants have grown and oyster bars have formed in the tidal lagoon, providing valuable habitat for coastal species. Additionally, seagrasses have become established in tidal channels and lagoons.