2/13/2015: City and County Move Forward with Sandhill Habitat Restoration at Boulware Springs Nature Park and Sweetwater Preserve.
The upcoming habitat restoration projects at Boulware Springs Nature Park located at 3300 SE 15 Street and at Sweetwater Preserve located at 95 SE Williston Road will require some temporary trail closures. The long-term goal of the restoration is to bring back the former Sandhill habitat and restore biodiversity to the site. This work will involve the removal of hardwood trees not native to Sandhill habitat.
Closed from February 16th will be a portion of the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail adjacent to the park. Users will be re-routed around the closed segment of the trail for the short duration of the active tree removal project. Additionally the East Trail and Trailhead at Sweetwater Preserve, adjacent to the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail, will be closed for the duration of the restoration project. Click here
for a map of the closures. The south entrance to Boulware Springs will remain open, and the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail between Boulware Springs south and east to Hawthorne will not be affected throughout the restoration process.
For more information, click on this link