The 360+ acre site is also the County's primary storm water collection zone, allowing it to serve a dual purpose of public safety and recreation.
Wetlands restoration of 100 acres is now complete at the Celery Fields. More than 200,000 aquatic plants and trees have been planted, and two boardwalks have been installed, one off Palmer Blvd and the other off Raymond Road which borders the southeastern cell. This project will add additional walking and biking trails, fishing, kayaking, and wildlife viewing for the entire community. Sarasota Audubon's plan to build a nature center has been timed to coincide with this restoration.
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The location of the site, the large number of diverse bird species, and its public ownership by Sarasota County make the Celery Fields an ideal location for wildlife watching and passive recreational use.
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