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Palm Beach County Deputies Patrol Natural Areas PBSO Wildlands Taskforce

#1 User is offline   agronowd 

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  Posted 04 January 2009 - 09:32 PM

The Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management (ERM) has contracted the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office to patrol over 30 natural areas throughout Palm Beach county.

ERM works to promote a quality environment for residents of and visitors to Palm Beach County. ERM programs protect county resources from the Atlantic Ocean to Lake Okeechobee. If you have dived on an artificial reef, walked a beach or explored a natural area, you have enjoyed the fruits of ERM's labors.

The Department of Environmental Resources Management mission: to establish, maintain, and implement programs for the protection, preservation, and enhancement of the land and water resources of Palm Beach County.

Four full time deputy sheriffs, fully equiped with state of the art ATVs, jacked up Ford F-250s, swamp buggies, air boats with GPS tracking devices, patrol 28,000 acres of Palm Beach County's last wild places round the clock to insure your safety. These natural areas include:

1. Pine Glades
2. Cypress Creek
3. North Jupiter Flatwoods
4. Jupiter Inlet
5. Limestone Creek
6. Delaware Scrub
7. C-18 Triangle
8. Loxahatchee River
9. Jupiter Ridge
10. Hungryland Slough
11. Loxahatchee Slough
12. Juno Dunes
13. Jackson Riverfront Pines
14. Paw Paw Preserve
15. Sweetbay
16. Frenchman's Forest
17. Prosperity Oaks
18. Lake Park Scrub
19. Acreage Pines
20. Winding Waters
21. Royal Palm Beach Pines
22. Pond Cypress
23. Corbett / Lox Refuge Con /L-8 Canal
24. Lake Okeechobee Connector
25. East Conservation Area /Butts Lake
26. High Ridge Scrub
27. Hypoluxo Scrub
28. Rosemary Scrub
29. Ocean Ridge
30. Seacrest Scrub
31. Delray Oaks
32. Leon Weekes Preserve
33. Yamato Scrub
34. Pondhawk

If you see these fearless four in action while they are patrolling the swampy, mucky, sandy, woody, marshy, wet prairie areas while you are doing your Geocaching hunts or activities say hello and that you heard about them on this site.

Things to Know Before You Go

What Time Are The Natural Areas Open?
The natural areas are open from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week,
including holidays.

What Activities Are Allowed?
Passive, nature-based recreational activities such as hiking, bird
watching, nature study, photography, environmental education, and
scientific research.

What Activities Require A Special Permit?
Camping, fires, horseback riding, fishing, boating, collection of plants
and/or animals, and nighttime use.

What Is Prohibited?
Hunting, firearms, alcoholic beverages, fireworks, pets, bicycles,
skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, and motor vehicles. A more
complete description of the natural areas rules is provided in County
Ordinance 94-13.

Where Can I Find Additional Information?
Call 561-233-2400, visit our website at,
or write to: Department of Environmental Resources Management -
2300 N. Jog Road - 4th Floor - West Palm Beach - FL - 33411-2743

This post has been edited by agronowd: 04 January 2009 - 10:54 PM

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 05:27 AM

I don't visit the forums very often, I'm usually outdoors. I'd just like to thank the Wildlands Task Force for the job they are doing out there. I've met 2 or 3 of them, both out in the natural areas and at the Volunteer Land Stewards meetings.

Keep up the good work!

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