City of Pembroke Pines Academic Village
The Academic, Environmental and Outdoor Village is an environmentally-sustainable project that the City of Pembroke Pines, Broward County, undertook in order to provide educational opportunities for the community and protect and preserve the natural ecosystem.
The project is a charter school with a 15 acre wetland restoration area created for public and educational use and conservation benefits. It is located at SW 172nd Avenue and Sheridan Street and is bordered on the north and east sides by canals and the south and west sides by streets.
The Academic, Environmental and Outdoor Village property is in South Florida’s sole source of potable drinking water, the Biscayne Aquifer; in addition, the property is in close proximity to other significant natural areas and mitigation projects that total approximately 1,000 acres. These provide a potential link between natural areas throughout the City and surrounding areas for both native fauna use and enhancement of the City’s recreational components.
Services provided included:
- Environmental permitting
- Mitigation design
- Interpretive boardwalk design
- Mitigation construction services
- Mitigation monitoring reporting
- Grant writing
- Acquisition assistance
- Development of management plan