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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.
East Conservation Area
One mile west of State Road 7, one mile south of Hypoluxo Road
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.
- 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.