Palm-rise on the Shore

The sunrise view in Gulfport west of Williams Pier has changed for both people and wildlife and is now filled with 13 new Washingtonia palm trees that are a part of Phase Two of the Shore Boulevard Beautification Project, said City Manager Jim O’Reilly. Hurricane Irma, which pummeled the city from Sunday, September 10 into Monday, September 11, caused a weather delay in the project’s completion deadline. “Ideally, we hope to have the project completed by the Christmas holidays,” said O’Reilly.

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