FL: Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park breaks ground

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. — On Dec. 7, Florida state officials were digging up the Fakahatchee swamp – and that’s a good thing.

After decades of the government working hard to literally “drain the swamp,” as well as denude it of centuries-old cypress trees and fill it in to make way for human development, the pendulum has swung. At the ceremony near the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk along the Tamiami Trail on Friday morning, dignitaries including Florida State Park Service Director Eric Draper and State Senator Kathleen Passidomo gathered to celebrate the breaking ground for a million and a half dollars’ worth of improvements to the boardwalk.

Read the full story from Marco Eagle.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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