The South Cove Natural Area is located in downtown West Palm Beach, north of the Royal Park Bridge and adjacent to Flagler Drive. The boardwalk entrance is ¼ mile north of the intersection of Okeechobee Boulevard and Flagler Drive.
- Capped (covered and contained) muck sediments located in an existing anoxic (lacking-oxygen) dredged hole with over 150,000 cubic yards of sand.
- Graded sand to wetland elevations, creating three intertidal red mangrove/saltmarsh cordgrass islands and submerged land suitable for seagrass.
- Planted about 5,000 red mangroves and 40,000 saltmarsh cordgrass plants on the islands.
- Stabilized the islands with more than 9,500 tons of limestone boulders.
- Created over 6 acres of habitat to support local fisheries, wading and shorebirds, manatees, and sea turtles.
- Constructed a 556-foot elevated boardwalk, observation deck and educational kiosk for public use.
- Completed September 2012.
Palm Beach County, City of West Palm Beach, Florida Inland Navigation District, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
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