Palm Beach County's effort to create mangrove islands in Lake Worth Lagoon near El Cid neighborhood marked a milestone with the completion of phase 1 of the Tarpon Cove project.
During this phase the County partnered with the Florida Inland Navigation District whose contractor moved close to 80,000 cubic yards of sand that will be used to create the islands.
The next phase of the project is expected to begin in June and last until August with the placement of sand being received through the Rybovich Marina expansion, this work and all future work will be day time operation only.
Once the additional sand has been placed the County’s contractor will begin to grade the sand piles and create three intertidal mangrove islands and oyster reefs between Sunset Road and Avila Road, this work in anticipated to be completed between August and October.
If everything goes according to schedule Commissioner Weiss hopes to be helping staff and volunteers with the planting mangroves and spartina this November.
Read more about the project. The Tarpon Cove project was one of 22 projects nationwide, and the only project in Florida, selected by United States Fish and Wildlife Service for $1 million federal grant that will be matched with state and local funds to construct future phases of the project.
Commissioner Weiss held three town hall meetings last week. There were new and familiar faces. Commissioner Weiss talked about his background, issues that are important to him and his vision for the future. People asked questions, voiced concerns and shared ideas.
Commissioner Weiss wants to thank the City of Greenacres, City of West Palm Beach and the County for allowing him to use their facilities for each of the meetings.
Palm Beach County Teaming with Home Depot for
Hurricane/Flood Disaster Awareness Day
Saturday, June 1, from 10 am to 2 pm
Staff from the Palm Beach County will be teaming up once again with Home Depot stores throughout Palm Beach County for the annual Hurricane/Flood Disaster Awareness and Preparedness Day.
This event is a coordinated effort between Home Depot, Palm Beach County government, and local municipal governments to educate the public about hurricanes, floods, and other disasters.
The public will be able to talk with county staffers from emergency management as well as building and zoning, municipal representatives, and/or flooding experts about a variety of topics including preparedness, flood insurance, evacuation zone locations, sheltering, and recovery.
Participating Home Depot stores in or near District 2: Home Depot - #6320 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd
1550 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach
Home Depot - #6330 Okeechobee Blvd – West
6800 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
Home Depot - #6379 Royal Palm Beach
220 S State Rd 7, Royal Palm Beach (Wellington)
Contact PBC Commissioner Gregg Weiss, District 2 at:
301 N. Olive Avenue, 12th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Tel: 561-355-2202 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Website:www.pbcgov.com/D2 Follow us on social media: Facebook: @GreggWeissPBCCommissionerD2 Twitter: @GreggPBC