This Sunday evening, 1/25/2009, I noticed that a wide swath of Mangroves had been bulldozed in Chapman Field Park, south of the Deering Bay CC Pond, and not far from the Deering Bay Yacht and Country Club. Mangroves are protected in Florida, but this is obviously a Government project.

Mangroves bulldozed

I also noticed an area, West of the bulldozed area, in which Mangroves were planted. This is probably a “swap”. I would be grateful if someone would let our readers know what is going on.

Mangroves planted

I could not find anything on the Web about Mangroves being cut, but this is Government property and mangroves are protected here. (Couldn’t help thinking about Graeme Hall Wetlands¬† in my native Barbados.)