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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

 
  • 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]
  • Running Wild - Cypress Creek Natural Area, Sat. February 6th
    Series of guided 3 to 10 mile trail runs through pine, cypress and coastal scrub habitats on some of the most scenic trails in Palm Beach County. [SCHEDULE]
  • Dark Sky Festival - Okeeheelee Nature Center, Sat. February 27th
    This free, fun-filled family event has many exciting and educational opportunities to experience and learn about the night sky. [LINK]
  • Site Closure - Sweetbay Natural Area, Palm Beach Gardens
    The natural area will not be accessible from Aviation Rd from Feb. 23, 2016 through Feb. 27, 2016 while work is done on the railroad crossing adjacent to the Beeline Highway.
  • Environmental Times Newsletter
    Read the latest edition for highlights on artificial reefs, climate change, LagoonFest and more. [LINK]
  • Adventure Awaits Events
    Series of guided adventures (including hiking, cycling, paddling, photography, and more) designed to introduce participants to the hidden eco-treasures in Palm Beach County's natural areas. [SCHEDULE]
  • 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]