Saturday, March 15, 2014

Notes from Broward County, infrastructure edition

As I noted before, there is vital infrastructure that crossed into the Glades, and even though the restoration is in it's second decade, they can't be moved. High and medium voltage lines crisscross the Glades, moving power from generating stations to end users. Power lines are almost always laid in the most direct, "as the crow flies" line, even if it crosses a protected wetland. Just like the canals, it's benefit and necessity outweighs the restoration process.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Notes from Broward County, Kendall

Kendall (Or Kendale, depending on the subdivision) butts up against the park. There's no over way I can describe it; the roads and canals that border it are the hard lines between man's encroachment and the Everglades. 

To your left, houses. To your right, the Everglades.

 Kendall, from the Everglades.

The Everglades, from Kendall.

Infill, even though I expected this place to already be 100% built out, considering it's location and the scarcity of land in the immediate area. Again, power lines cutting into the park, that can't easily or practically be moved.