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Wakodahatchee Wetlands

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Wakodahatchee Wetlands

Boardwalk and Gazebo

The Wakodahatchee Wetlands is a park located in Delray Beach, Florida. The park was created on 50 acres (200,000 m2) of unused utility land and transformed into a recreation wetlands open to the public with a three-quarter mile boardwalk that crosses between open water pond areas, emergent marsh areas, shallow shelves, and islands with shrubs and snags to foster nesting and roosting. The boardwalk has interpretive signage as well as gazebos with benches along the way. This site is part of the South section of the Great Florida Birding Trail and offers many opportunities to observe birds in their natural habitats.

Contents

  • Water Reclamation 1
  • Fauna 2
  • Flora 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Water Reclamation

Each day, the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department’s Southern Region Water Reclamation Facility pumps approximately two million gallons of highly treated water into the Wakodahatchee Wetlands.

Fauna

Over 151 species of birds have been spotted inside the park, including pied-billed grebe, snowy egrets, and black-bellied whistling ducks. The park is also home to turtles, alligators, rabbits, frogs, and raccoons.

Flora

Plants within the park include, sabal palm, live oak, pickerelweed, duckweed, and giant bulrush.

References

  • Wakodahatchee Wetlands brochure

External links

  • official site

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