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Palm Beach County’s Grassy Waters Preserve

Posted by Lorea Thomson on Thursday, April 7th, 2022 at 3:49pm.

Palm Beach County is home to interesting ecosystems. Grassy Waters Preserve is a wetlands ecosystem that spans twenty-three miles. This wetlands ecosystem meets local demands for freshwater and serves as the freshwater supply for the City of West Palm Beach and the towns of South Palm Beach and Palm Beach Island.

Grassy Waters Preserve is a pristine trace of the Everglades system. It consists of a mosaic of wetlands, tree islands, and forested hammocks. Grassy Waters Preserve is home to a variety of native wildlife including the wood stork, white ibis, great blue heron, white-tailed deer, otter, everglades snail kite, bobcat, and alligator.

Trails of varying lengths and difficulties are accessible to the public FREE of charge. Experienced naturalists also provide guided canoe and hiking programs for the public, merit badge programs for scouts, and free field trips for local schools. Enjoy!

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