Observation Tower

Friends Trail Walking Tour

Observation Tower

Tarpon Springs, Florida 34688, United States

Created By: Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center


Here you can take a short detour over to the observation tower or walk alongside a small wetland site. You might think this wetland looks somewhat out of place…and you’re right! This wetland was planted here in 1998 as part of a mitigation project. Mitigation refers to an action implemented to remedy, reduce or offset known negative impacts to the environment. When East Lake Road was expanded south of Keystone Road, the surrounding environment was impacted. To make up for those impacts, this former pasture land was dug out to create elevations consistent with a wetland site and planted with cypress trees and other wetland species.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Friends Trail Walking Tour


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