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Posted on: December 28, 2018

City Receives Grant for Waterway Debris Removal

The City of Deerfield Beach and the City of Lighthouse Point have partnered together to secure a Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) grant. This grant is to clean the waterway that lies between both cities and is located behind the homes along NE 53 Court and SE 14 Court, in Deerfield Beach. 

 This canal was impacted by silt and vegetative debris during Hurricane Irma.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Natural Resources Conservation Service, offers these grant dollars to help local municipalities deal with such disaster events. 

Beginning January 2019, residents may see employees of ATL Diversified, Inc., working along the waterway.  They will access the waterway from NE 27 Avenue and NE 29 Avenue. Northeast 29 Avenue will serve as the primary haul-off site.  Workers will not need access to your property as they will be conducting their operation along the waterway right-of-way only.  Northeast 29 Avenue between NE 53 Court (LHP) and SE 14 Court (DFB), may be blocked for some time to accommodate equipment and staged materials.  Standard work hours are 8 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday.  This project is expected to take at least 60 days to complete.

Please note: mangroves are a state-protected species with strict guidelines on trimming and removal.  Trimming will be limited to storm-damaged limbs, deadfall, and hangers that remain from the storm.  Heavily damaged trees with displaced root balls will also be removed.  Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience during this very important project.

For more information on this project, please contact Priscilla Cygielnik, Assistant Director of Engineering & Operations in Environmental Services at 954.422-5820.