I drive past the Grassy Waters Preserve each day on my way to and from my office on Singer Island. Just south of Northlake Boulevard, this portion of the preserve is sawgrass prairie and cypress marsh. Our wetlands are so very important, and sometimes I fear that encroaching “progress” and urban sprawl may be inevitable, which, unfortunately, is not something new to us in Florida. But at least for the time being, this little preserve seems to be doing fine.
Northlake Boulevard was built on a former railway line from long ago. GrassyWatersPreserve.com
My house is about six miles from the preserve and there are many canals around the Acreage that funnel the water from our yards to the preserve, like these: