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Protection of Native Vegetation

 
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Unified Land Development Code Article 14.C
Vegetation Preservation and Protection

Native vegetation is protected in a pro-active manner within areas of unincorporated Palm Beach County through implementation of the Unified Land Development Code (ULDC), Article 14.C Vegetation Preservation and Protection. The County encourages preservation and protection of native vegetation by promoting the incorporation and relocation of existing native vegetation into the site plan.

The goal is to minimize the loss of native vegetation during site development for projects that are subject to the code.

  • For Development Review Officer (DRO) petitions, commercial, industrial, government, agriculture over 10 acres in size, and other projects subject to this code, click here.
  • For general information on single family projects, click here.

For more information on protecting native vegetation in Palm Beach County, please contact ERM staff at (561) 233-2400.

 

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Current Highlights and Upcoming Events

 
  • Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Closed
    The site will be closed beginning Wednesday, June 22nd while crews are out working. The natural area will reopen on the weekend for public use.
  • Lake Worth Lagoon Fishing Challenge, June 1st - 30th
    Interested in helping collect valuable fisheries information while getting a chance to win a prize? If so, you'll want to participate in this free fishing event. Visit the web page for details. [LINK]
  • Lake Worth Lagoon Initiative Grant Program
    Now accepting applications for FY 2017. Deadline to submit is August 15, 2016. [LINK]
  • Adventure Awaits - Bike and Hike, June 25th 8:00am
    Discover the trails of Loxahatchee Slough with ERM staff during this unique tour that incorporates cycling and hiking. For more details and to reserve your spot, visit the event page. [EVENT PAGE]
  • Environmental Times Newsletter
    Read the latest edition Spring 2016 for highlights on artificial reefs, climate change, LagoonFest and more. [LINK]
  • Lake Worth Lagoon E-News
    Read the latest edition May 2016 for highlights on the Lake Worth Lagoon Fishing Challenge, restoration projects, LagoonFest and more. [LINK]
  • Volunteer Accomplishments in 2015
    See what ERM's volunteers were up to in 2015. [PDF]
  • Mosquito Control Update - Zika Virus
    While ERM's Mosquito Control Division is hard at work taking proactive steps to reducing mosquito popluations learn how you can protect yourself and reduce your exposure to mosquitoe-borne diseases. [PDF]
  • Scavenger Hunts
    Are available at several natural areas for youngsters to complete to recieve their Natural Area Youth Explorer certificate. [PDF]
  • ERM's Status Reports
    Stay up to date on our projects with these monthly publications. [LINK]