FPL Manatee Education Center (Manatee Lagoon)

Manatee Lagoon offers visitors engaging opportunities to learn about the unique Florida manatee and the Lake Worth Lagoon ecosystem it inhabits. Visitors can also understand the role power plants play in sustaining the specieis. The warm water outflows from the adjacent FPL Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center and attracts hundreds of manatees each year, particularly during winter months. The waterfront facility provides opportunities for the public to learn more about these marine animals and what is needed to protect their environment. The 16,000-square foot center includes two levels of exhibit and meeting space, a boardwalk to observe manatees in the Lake Worth Lagoon, a picnic area, pavilion, cafe, and gift shop. 

GFA Services
  • GFA performed a geotechnical exploration consisting of five standard penetration test (SPT) borings to depths of 10-feet below existing grade. 
  • GFA provided engineering field technicians and a certified laboratory to complete construction materials testing services for all soil, aggregate, and concrete material used for the project. 
  • GFA provided licensed inspectors to complete threshold inspections for all reinforcing steel placements, shoring and re-shoring inspection verification, concrete and grout placement monitoring, pre and post fill cell grouting, and structural steel connections.