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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.

Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Guidelines

 

Due to hazards such as deep lakes, unsafe shoulders, and operation of heavy equipment
during site restoration activities, this natural area is closed to visitors.

 

 

 

East Conservation Area

One mile west of State Road 7, one mile south of Hypoluxo Road

Picture with view of cypress trees at East Conservation Area

Keeping western Palm Beach County open and green

 

At a Glance     

Part of the Agricultural Reserve

This 196-acre mosaic upland and wetland ecosystem is part of the Agricultural Reserve in Palm Beach County. The Ag Reserve was delineated by Palm Beach County in an effort to preserve unique farmland and wetlands thus enhancing agricultural activity, environmental and water resources, and open space. The ECA is adjacent to the South Florida Water Management's 3,335-acre Strazzula Wetlands - a key project under the Central Everglades Restoration Project.      

Features

  • Cypress domes
  • 40-acre freshwater lake
  • Native South Florida Plants include swamp rosemallow, bandana-of-the-Everglades, bushy bluestem, skyflower,
  • Native South Florida Animals include bald eagle, great horned owl, chuck-will's-widow, eastern wood-pewee, pileated woodpecker, and bobcat

Before You Go 

At this time, public access is not allowed due to hazards such as deep lakes, unsafe shoulders, and operation of heavy equipment during site restoration activities.

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