Deep Lagoon Preserve

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Deep Lagoon Preserve
(077/078/116/199-2)
14790 A & W Bulb Road
Fort Myers , Florida 33908

Total Acres: 271.85
Number of Parcels: 4
Total Cost: $4,475,664.23
Date Acquired: Friday, July 16, 1999 *
*Date first parcel was acquired.

Additional Acquisition Information
Land Stewardship Plan

Coordinator: Hank Forehand
Telephone: (239) 822-7942

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This preserve of multiple parcels is located in the McGregor Boulevard area of south Fort Myers. It forms a beautiful north-south preservation corridor running from Deep Lagoon of the Caloosahatchee River all the way down to Harlem Heights off Gladiolus Drive. Several plant communities exist at this preserve, including tidal swamps, tidal marshes, coastal grasslands, wet prairies, prairie hammocks and mesic flatwoods. Additionally, a smalltooth sawfish, a federally endangered fish species, has been observed off the coast of the preserve’s peninsula.

Areas within the preserve include ditches created as part of the Iona Drainage District and for mosquito control. Significant areas also consist of invasive exotic plants, including Australian pine, Brazilian pepper and melaleuca. Plans to restore this habitat and minimize the spread of these exotic invasive plants species are underway.

Public access is limited due to current restoration projects.


Recreation Opportunities:
Bird Watching, Nature Study/Photography
Some parcels of this preserve are only accessible by water.

Preserve Links:

Wildlife List

Plant List

Preserve Map:

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