Recently, the Fakahatchee Boardwalk Expansion Project held a well-attended groundbreaking ceremony.
Attendees were welcomed by Patrick Higgins, Friends of the Fakahatchee, Co-Chair of the Boardwalk Vision Committee. The speakers included Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala, Florida State Senator Kathleen Passidomo, and Eric Draper, Director of the Florida Park Service.
The Friends of the Fakahatchee along with the Florida Park Service have developed a multi-year Boardwalk Expansion Project for significant upgrades to the site. The Boardwalk development plan calls for a deceleration lane and new parking area with a fee collection entrance, picnicking area and modern restrooms. The boardwalk will be rebuilt and expanded by adding a loop with elevated viewing sites. There will be a number of rest stops and rain shelters added as well.
For info on the Fakahatchee Boardwalk Expansion Project, visit www.orchidswamp.org.