Breaking ground to improve Cypress Wetland

A ground breaking attended by several residents and area dignitaries was held Aug. 12 to celebrate the beginning of work to revitalize and beautify Port Royal Cypress Wetland.
Beaufort-based contractor JOCO Construction recently was awarded a $344,000 contract to complete improvements to the wetland, including construction of an amphitheater, pathways and additional landscaping. JOCO recently completed $187,000 worth of work on drainage improvements. Mazzanna’s Landscaping also completed removal of invasive species from within the wetlands.
All of the work is being overseen by Charleston-based Applied Technology & Management.
“This project has been years in the making, and we are excited to see it now get off the ground,” said Port Royal Mayor Samuel Murray. “Not only are we helping revitalize a critical and beautiful natural resource, we are creating something that can be enjoyed by residents and tourists alike, something that will attract people to our town.”
Work on the wetland project is expected to be completed within six months.
View or download a full overview of the Cypress Wetland project at the Town of Port Royal’s Facebook page.

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