Jewell Cove Natural Area


General Project Information


Project footprint:

1,200 linear foot shoreline; 11.4 acres (9 acres of submerged land and 2.4 acres of coastal stand and maritime hammock community.


Just South of Lake Ave. Bridge along Ocean Ave. on the east side of Lake Worth Lagoon

Can it be visited by the public?


Coordinating organization:

Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management



Start date and completion date:

September, 2015 to September, 2016

Other relevant timeline information:

  • DEP ERP permit – Applied 6/5/2012; Received 12/28/2012
  • USACE permit – Applied 6/5/2012; Received 8/9/2012
  • Exotic Removal – 9/2015
  • Living Shoreline Project Construction – 3/2016 – 6/2016
  • Volunteers planted Mangroves and Spartina – 8/2016
  • Coastal strand and upland hammock planted – 9/2016

Project Components


Type of project:

Breakwater and Revetment with Vegetation


Mangroves, Other native plants, and Rip-rap

Energy level:


Optional information


Plant species included:

35 different species including:  Red mangrove, Spartina alterniflora, Spartina patens, Sea purslane, Sea oxeye, Sand cordgrass, Seashore dropseed, Seaside goldenrod, Beach Morning glory, Marsh elder, Beach elder, Seashore paspalum,  Yellowtops, Bay bean, Dune sunflower, Railroad vine, Muhly grass, Horizontal cocoplum, Necklace pod, Spider lily, Sea Oats, Jamaican caper, Marlberry, Coontie, Fiddlewood, Green saw palmetto, Gumbo Limbo, Royal Palm

Source of materials:

Sourced locally from nurseries in south east Florida; Supplier – Ben Ellis Enterprises, Inc.

Cultch material used:

Limestone rock

Cost per linear foot:  


Contact for more information:

Carolyn Beisner –  Phone: 561-233-2435