Much of the debris from Hurricane Irma was brought to Coral Reef Park and chipped. The result was two massive 50-foot high mountains of mulch that shut down a parking area and lessened use of the park. In addition, many of the downed branches and trunks of the park’s trees remained in place.
Well, after months of work the mounds and debris are fading away. Palmetto Bay Village Manager reports, “We are about two weeks away from project completion. In addition to removing all the debris, the entire park will be back to pre-Irma conditions. We’re even giving a fresh coat of paint to our bathroom facilities and repairing the awning on our concession building.” The Village also reports that the forthcoming FEMA funds, plus the built-in surplus on the budget will pay for everything.