|Report By: || Unknown|| Date: 3/28/2012|| Type: Launch Sites|
|| Map & Directions: View|
|West End/North Side of the Lake Worth Bridge. Kayak/Canoe drop off is accessed by heading West over the bridge, Drop off only entrance is at the base of the bridge heading West.|
-Restored 100 acres of wetland habitat in the Lake Worth Lagoon.
-Filled deep holes with 1.2 million cubic yards of sand from Peanut Island that had been previously dredged to maintain the Intracoastal Waterway and inlets.
-Graded fill to wetland elevations, creating four islands and submerged land suitable for seagrass.
-Eliminated erosion and created a natural shoreline along 1.2 linear miles of the Lagoon.
-Removed exotic plant species like Australian pine, Brazilian pepper and seaside mahoe, from five acres of shoreline and restored 1.7 acres of existing mangrove fringe.
-Planted 11 acres of mangroves and 3.8 acres of spartina (commonly known as cordgrass) along the shoreline and on the islands.
-Stabilized mangrove planting areas with 28,000 tons of limestone boulders.
-Created 2.2 acres of oyster reefs.
-Restored 40 acres of shallow sub-tidal habitats to promote seagrass colonization.
-The Snook Islands Natural Area was completed in year 2005.
Public use of the Natural Area include:
-Demolition of the old remnant bridge at the south end of the Natural Area which will be used on site as an artificial reef and break water feature
-A 600 foot boardwalk and gazebo
-A 650 foot fishing pier
-2 educational kiosks
-Three small day-use docks to accommodate six boats including a water taxi.
Partners include Palm Beach County, City of Lake Worth, Florida Inland Navigation District, and the Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Snook Islands Natural Area Fact Sheet
Snook Islands Public Use Fact Sheet
|Website URL: ||http://www.pbcgov.com/erm/lakes/estuarine/snook/|
|Launch Site: ||Dock|
|Dangers: ||Nothing Special|
|Distance (miles): ||3|
|Fees/Costs $: ||0|
Special Interests and Comments:
|Drop Off area is a very tight location, those pulling trailers should assess the situation prior to pulling into the drop off. The entry of the drop off leads to a grassy turn around area. Permanent poles are available for locking equipment while parking.|
Post Date: 3/28/2012
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