Wellington Regional Medicalcenter Phase I & II

The 31.5-acre Wellington Regional Medical Center is located west of State Road 7 (U.S. 441) approximately 1,000 ft. north of Forest Hill Blvd in Palm Beach County, Florida. C&N secured the required permits for the USACE (Permit #200300383), SFWMD (Permit #50-04265-P) and Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management.

In order to secure these permits, C&N conducted tree surveys, FLUCCS survey, invasive plant exotics survey, USACE and SFWMD wetland delineations, threatened, and exotic species survey and baseline monitoring reports. C&N designed and supervised tree relocation; supervised construction and vertical relocation of the 5-acre wetland. C&N also conducts quarterly maintenance for the constructed mitigations area, storm water treatment ponds and surrounding areas of future construction.

C&N Environmental Consultants, Inc. has worked with the development of the property since 2000 including:

  • Environmental planning
  • Permitting
  • Mitigation design
  • Construction of the mitigation area
  • Planting
  • Monitoring
  • Maintenance
The permits for mitigation were issued in 2007 and the planting commenced in 2008. C&N completed two years of monitoring on the project, which is still ongoing.

Client: Universal Health Services, Inc.
Contact: Doug Novak
Phone #: 800-347-7750

Pal-Mar Mitigation Bank

C&N designed the wetland restoration for the proposed Pal-Mar Mitigation Bank, comprising 1250-acres and located in southeast Martin County. The bank was proposed to be situated contiguous with the approximately 20,000-acre Pal-Mar Natural Area, which is comprised of freshwater marshes, wet prairies, cypress forests, and pine flatwoods.

The Pal-Mar Natural Area is the headwaters of the Northwest Fork of the federally designated “Wild and Scenic” Loxahatchee River.
C&N provided the ecological planning, resource mapping, and permitting for the proposed mitigation bank. C&N was designated to oversee the implementation of the banking instrument including its management, construction and long-term maintenance. Unfortunately, the landowner passed away and the land was sold to SFWMD.


Show Management
1115 Northeast 9th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
Dane Graziano

Endangered/Threatened Species Surveys, Gopher Tortoise Relocation, and Bald Eagle Nest Monitoring
C&N Environmental Consultants, Inc. provided the E/T species survey & monitoring services for Phase B-1 as a sub-contractor to West Construction, Inc.

Contact: Chris Caprio, 561-588-2027

Lake Okeechobee Isolated Wetland Restoration

C&N was retained by McArthur Farms, a dairy facility in Okeechobee County, Florida with high phosphorus discharge levels, elected to participate in The Lake Okeechobee Isolated Wetland Restoration and Creation Program (LOIWRCP), designed to reduce the amount of phosphorous discharged from its property to Lake Okeechobee through wetland restoration.The proposed restoration area is located next to the dairy operation.

The restoration site is situated directly on a secondary Lake Okeechobee tributary known as Otter Creek, which drains approximately 1,297 acres, including the proposed restoration area. Otter Creek has been re-channeled into a ditch,which extends north-south through the proposed restoration parcel commencing just north of the restoration site and continuing off the parcel to the south.

C&N Environmental conducted the vegetative analysis, conceptual alternatives, topographic survey, endangered and threatened species review, exotic species survey, assisted with hydrologic restoration.

We also prepared the 30% design report, which included the following information: hydrologic restoration, habitat management through exotic vegetation control, restoration area description/land use & vegetative cover, recommended exotic control methodology, and cost estimate for nuisance/exotic plant control for submittal to South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and our client.

South Florida Water Management District
3301 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33416

Benita Whalen, P.E., Senior Supervisor SFWMD
Year Completed: Ongoing
Cost: $750,000.00

International Boat Shows Pre and Post Grass Surveys

International Boat Shows

Pre- & Post Sea Grass Surveys for USACE & FDEP Permit Compliance
Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Sarasota, and West Palm Beach, Florida
C&N Environmental Consultants, Inc. has been conducting the pre and post sea grass surveys for four international boat shows since 2003. Show Management, Inc. retained C&N to conduct seagrass surveys for the Yacht & Brokerage Show, the Palm Beach Boat Show, the Sarasota Boat Show, and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which is the largest boat show in the world.

The purpose of the seagrass surveys is to determine the baseline conditions to evaluate impacts on sea grasses and other natural resources resulting from the shows as observed in the post surveys. C&N is currently renewing the permits and designing the mitigation for each boat show.

C&N utilizes methodology used by the National Marine Fisheries Service for Large Sites. Maps and statistical analysis are generated strategically, showing where one-meter-squared quadrats were located throughout the previously mapped seagrass beds.

Separate transects were set up relative to the size/density of seagrass beds and intensity of use by the yachts. Underwater photography and video was used to record detailed descriptions of each quadrant and impacts.