Reopening Life-Giving Tidal Connections
Crane Point Hammock is a 63-acre nature center on the Gulf of Mexico owned by the non-profit Florida Keys Land and Sea Trust. It is an important stop over for migrating birds and famous for its tropical West Indian hardwood hammock. Mangroves grow in the central basin fed by Rachel Creek and a dredged creek extension. Over time tidal flow and drainage were blocked, and interior mangroves died.