The Biscayne Landing Environmental Park
portion of the Biscayne Landing site includes some
of the wetlands of Biscayne Bay. The development firm,
Boca Developers, decided along with the City of North
Miami, to preserve those wetlands in the form of an
Biscayne Landing environmental park will consist of
35 acres. It will be created with an emphasis on helping
it to retain its relatively pristine habitat. It will
feature nature hikes, jogging paths, information plaques
that describe the resident wildlife and trees, benches,
a canoe landing and a boat house. It will also have
connecting trails to the magnificent Oleta River State
Park, which at 1,043 acres is Florida's largest urban
addition to maintaining its role as a thriving ecosystem,
the Biscayne Landing environmental park will represent
an opportunity for residents to enjoy the beauty of
on the Wetlands of Biscayne Bay
Bay is a diverse marine ecosystem, encompassing mangrove
shorelines, a shallow bay, developed and undeveloped
islands, and living coral reefs. As an inlet of the
Atlantic Ocean, it provides a home for all types of
marine life including pink shrimp, stone crabs, seagrasses,
manatees, dolphins and a wide variety of wading birds.
Bay is about 40 miles long and 2-10 miles wide. It
forms a part of the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway.
It connects with the Atlantic Ocean mainly through
Safety Valve Entrance and with Florida Bay (in the
south) through a series of sounds.
a thick forest of mangrove trees lined the shore of
Biscayne Bay. The complex system of mangrove roots
helped to stabilize the shoreline and provide a home
where animals, birds and marine life could thrive.
The leaves of the mangroves which fell into the water
were an important part of the food chain. Many mangrove
forests have been lost to development. Remaining mangrove
resources, including those at Biscayne Landing, are
protected from destruction.