Once again the Palmas Del Mar community proved their commitment toward the restoration and conservation of the Pterocarpus Forest. With donations mostly from the local residents; today the Pterocarpus Forest is a reality that highlights what a community can achieve when it works together with an eye toward future generations that will also now enjoy this amazing and unique swamp forest.
Why is this important? Swamps forests are an important part of our world and we all need to take care of them. A swamp forest is a shallow body of water, usually containing abundant plant growth. The Palmas Del Mar Pterocarpus Forest is a good example of a swamp forest area. During periods of heavy rainfall, a swamp forest acts like a sponge. It soaks up extra rain. There are two different kinds of swamps, wooded swamps and shrub swamps. Wooded swamps like Palmas Del Mar Pterocarpus are forested woodlands and provide many benefits including: water quality improvements; food and habitat for fish and wildlife; flood control and shoreline erosion control; and recreation.
During the inauguration Mr. Antonio Maldonado, Executive Director at the Palmas Del Mar Homeowners Association provided the welcome speech and presented the forest’s very colorful and important history.
Mr. Gabriel Espasas, President, Board of Directors of the Pterocarpus Forest provided information regarding the current and future of this unique and important effort.
The Pterocarpus Forest is a unique location for its inhabitants, community and visitors and has easy access from within the Palmas Del Mar resort.
This natural habitat is a true gift of love for generations to come and a place our children’s children will enjoy and care for.
But that is not all, also in plans is a bird watching tower, I for one can’t wait till it’s built!
All in all, the Pterocarpus Forest is a place I invite you to visit if you want to venture into a beautiful swamp habitat without getting your shoes wet and still enjoy nature’s magical enchantment. But please, please leave your electronic devices at home! That includes you Eleonor and Adrian.