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 Natural Areas Are Set to Re-Open

In accordance with Palm Beach County Emergency Order 2020-005, on Wednesday, 4/29/2020 ERM staff will begin re-opening Natural Areas to the public.

HOWEVER THIS DOES NOT MEAN RECREATION AS USUAL.

All visitors to the natural areas must follow Center for Disease Control Guidelines and the County’s Emergency Order 2020-005.

FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH BOTH AT THE LINKS PROVIDED BELOW AND

 Wear face coverings, recreate in groups less than 10, maintain social distance of at least 6 feet apart while on the trails, and avoid touching common surfaces such as handrails, benches, etc. to be safe while visiting.

 

At this time, public access is not allowed due to environmental restoration activities

 JW Corbett-Loxahatchee NWR Greenway Connector

North of Southern Boulevard (State Road 80) along the western right of way of the L-8 Canal

Picture of tree lined wildlife cooridor between Loxahatchee Refuge and Corbett Management Area

Wildlife corridor between Loxahatchee Refuge and Corbett Management Area

At a Glance     

Reducing fragmentation of preservation areas

This site will provide wildlife with a safe place to migrate between preservation lands.  By restoring a 6-mile tract along the L-8 Canal between 200 to 400 feet wide with pine flatwood and xeric hammock plant communities, wildlife will finally have a place to move safely back and forth between the 60,000 acre J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area and the 144,000 acre Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge as they had long ago prior to development and roads blocking their path.     

Features

  • Native wildlife observed on the site include:  Audubon's crested caracara, red-winged blackbird, great blue heron, cattle egret, common grackle, osprey, red-shouldered hawk, and queen and checkered white butterflies
  • Future plans include connection to the 26-mile Everglades Rim Trail.
  • Part of the Jeaga Wildways.

Before You Go 

At this time, public access is not allowed due to environmental restoration activities     

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