Port Royal building out Cypress Wetland trails and attraction (Update: April)

Update February 27: WTOC 11 has a video update on the project and notes that it will likely be ready public use by April and has some video scenery of the project; check it out here.

Update January 31: The appearance of the Cypress Wetland boardwalk and park continues to come together, and the Island Packet has a shot of a bridge coming together; see it here.

However the paper also notes that some delays will continue to push back the-once six month expected completion data into sometime around May this year.

First reporting: Work on the revitalization and beautification of Port Royal Cypress Wetland will begin the week of August 8, with a ground breaking to be held at 9:30 a.m., August 12.

Beaufort-based contractor JOCO Construction recently was awarded a $344,000 contract to complete improvements to the wetland, including construction of an amphitheatre, 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.

Media and the public are invited to attend the August 12 groundbreaking, which will be held in front of the existing boardwalk on Paris Avenue.

View or download a full overview of the Cypress Wetland project at the Town of Port Royal’s Facebook page.