The Town will begin work tomorrow, September 16, 2020 on the Cypress Wetlands Renovation project. Initial work will include placing dewatering equipment and lowering the water level. This first step will take approximately two weeks to complete. After that work will begin with removal of excess floating islands and vegetation followed by excavation to reestablish the moats around the two existing islands.To ensure the safety of all, starting tomorrow, September 16, 2020 the pathway system will need to be blocked off and will have to remain blocked off until the renovation work is completed. However, the Richmond Ave overlook as well as the amphitheater will remain open. Work is scheduled to take 6 to 8 weeks depending upon weather.
There are several species of birds that call this place home, including herons, hawks, eagles, owls, falcons, geese, ducks, and other migratory waterfowl. It is absolutely a birdwatchers paradise. In addition to birds, regular visitors among the cypress trees are alligators, turtles, and snakes.
Friends of the Cypress Wetlands
Features and Facilities – Walking trails, open air Pavilion / Amphitheater
- Public Restrooms – There is a public restroom located at the Port Royal Police Station right next door. The entrance is outside by the driveway which leads around back and it is also Handicap Accessible.
- Hours of Operation – Daylight hours
- How to Get There – The Amphitheater is located on Paris Ave right off of Ribaut Ave with Parking on Paris Ave. There is also a Handicap Parking pad behind the Police Station. The Richmond Overlook is located on Richmond Ave. just past the Waddell YMCA. Parking on the shoulder is permitted there.