PROJECT TYPE: Wilderness Park Design, work in progress
LOCATION: St. George Island, Florida
SERVICES PROVIDED: Ecological design, concept design, ecosystem design, native plant palette design
SIZE: 5 acres
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: How do you design access into a pristine wilderness while respecting the beauty and remoteness of the place? You work with a light hand and design with minimal materials: wood, sand, crushed shells, water, fire, native plants. These designs in progress for a barrier island in the Florida panhandle create spaces for watching bald eagles and wading birds in Apalachicola Bay and for discovering colonies of rare native plants growing on the island's interior. Boardwalks connect to sloughs within the Bay and to interior freshwater ponds fed by rain. The goal is to connect people to nature for everyday enjoyment.