By Pam Nicholls GSAC Board Member
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The project to restore the landscaping destroyed by Hurricane Ian along Seagate Drive, Pirates Bight, and the Seagate Linear Park is near completion. The City Parks & Parkways team went ahead with planting despite Florida Power & Light’s failure to remove the poles and overhead power lines left over from their project to bring power, cable, and communication lines underground in the neighborhood.

After Hurricane Ian, City staff cleaned up the area and removed 1500 ft of landscape material destroyed by the storm surge. According to Parks and Parkways Superintendent, Jim Hodgdon, the City has planted 1535 new plants in the Park and along the roadsides. They still have some sodding to do, and Hodgdon noted that they were waiting until utility work was finished before undertaking the landscaping of the traffic islands on Seagate Drive.

A big thank you to Chad Merritt, Director of Parks, Recreation, and Facilities, and his terrific team for responding to the neighborhood’s call for action and for keeping our neighborhood beautiful!