Saturday, Dec 16, 2017

Evans Creek Canoe Launch

Project Manager:
Frank Knott
(772) 344-4290
fknott@cityofpsl.com

Design:
American Consulting Engineers

Construction:
Paul Jacquin & Sons, Inc.

CEI:
CAPTEC Engineering

Schedule:
Project is complete.

Description:
The project relocated the existing facility approximately 1000-feet south. The improvements included paved access road & parking area and ADA-accessible canoe launch. The project also included a 5-acre habitat restoration area creating scrub and scrubby flatwoods which are conducive for scrub-jays. Scrub-jays have not been recorded within the North Fork of the St. Lucie River since 1984.

Background:
Although scrub-jays are present in the nearby Savannas Preserve State Park, they have not been recorded on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River since 1984. It was determined that if the Scrub and Scrubby Flatwoods within the project area were managed in a manner conducive to the scrub-jay requirements, the scrub-jays may return.

The habitat restoration area is approximately five acres in size and was also utilized for gopher tortoises that were relocated due to the construction of the canoe launch improvements.

Progress:
Project is complete.