[img:42901|align:right|caption:] Restoration of the Picayune Strand is a portion of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) taking place south of Corkscrew Swamp. It involves plugging and filling canals, removing roads and filling ditches. When complete, it will restore nearly 55,000 acres of habitat, most of which is made up of wetlands. County, State and Federal restoration projects return lost wetland acres back to the wildlife adding acres of habitat to the ecosystem. This is additive restoration, restoration at its best. Corkscrew scientists have been enlisted to consult and advise on a number of these government restoration projects to maximize foraging benefits for wood storks and other wading birds. Corkscrew is involved in a variety of other restoration projects both within and outside the Sanctuary.