Saturday, April 15, 2017

Have you heard a rumor about the “Blueway Trail”?

First, please take note: Many in the public, including some homeowners along the C-51 Canal, believe their property lines is the waterline along the canal. Not true.

The South Florida Water Management District (aka, SFWMD) has what’s called an “easement” on both sides of the canal. An easement is, “a right held by one property owner to make use of the land of another for a limited purpose. . .”.

If you recall, this was once a major issue in Wellington; read this news from May 2015 by former Post reporter Kristen M. Clark (now covering the Florida Legislature and state government for the Tampa Bay Times [winner of 12 Pulitzer Prizes]/Miami Herald Tallahassee bureau).

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Ever been to Spillway Park in Lake Worth? Take Maryland Drive off N. Federal Hwy, the park is at the end of the street. Have you ever seen the Spillway (S-155) on the C-51 Canal up close? Have you heard a rumor. . .

Learn myth vs. FACT about the Blueway Trail: To verify whether what you heard was true or not about the Blueway Trail, send your questions to:

Kim DeLaney, PhD, Director of Strategic Development and Policy, Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council. Use this link and fill out the “Contact form” to have your question answered.

To learn more about the Blueway Trail here is a video which gives a broad overview of the project:

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