Indian River County is hosting the grand opening of Osprey Acres Stormwater Park and Nature Preserve on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 10 a.m. The park is located at 925 5th St. SW, Vero Beach.
The ceremony will include a ribbon cutting and remarks from IRC Board of County Commission Chairman Bob Solari, the IRC Legislative Delegation, and representatives of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the St. John’s River Water Management District.
The Osprey Acres Stormwater Park and Nature Preserve is a county project which combines preservation and recreation in an effort to reduce the amount of nutrient pollutants that reach the Indian River Lagoon. Osprey Acres preserves over 60 acres of pristine native habitat and creates 17 acres of aquatic habitat for fish and waterfowl.
Additionally, hiking trails can be found throughout the preserve and are accompanied by educational displays explaining the benefits of the project.