Galt Preserve

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Galt Preserve
(152/155/185-2)
3661 Stringfellow Road
St. James City , Florida 33956

Total Acres: 264.98
Number of Parcels: 3
Total Cost: $4,415,000.00
Date Acquired: Monday, April 8, 2002 *
*Date first parcel was acquired.

Additional Acquisition Information
Land Stewardship Plan

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

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This preserve features 2.5 miles of hiking trails and boardwalks, a kayak and canoe launch, fishing pier, picnic pavilions, restroom and a paved parking area. It is located in St. James City on Pine Island, just south of Pine Island Flatwoods Preserve, another Conservation 20/20 preserve.

The preserve is made up of three separate land acquisitions. The final parcel of land was acquired in 2007 with assistance from a Florida Communities Trust grant and a donation from the Calusa Land Trust.

Galt Preserve consists of twelve plant communities, including mangrove swamp and mesic flatwoods. The preserve is also home to a variety of bird and animal species, including bald eagle, bobcat and American alligator. One of the big success stories of this preserve is that a pair of bald eagles began to nest following the removal of the invasive exotic plant species, melaleuca.


Recreation Opportunities:
Bird Watching, Fishing, Geocaching, Hiking (Boardwalk), Hiking (Marked Trails), Hiking (Unmarked or Fire Lines), Nature Study/Photography, On-leash Pet Walking, Picnic Area


Additional Information:
Guided nature walks occur at this preserve. Download guided walks schedule

Galt Preserve Trail Map


Preserve Links:

Wildlife List

Plant List

Preserve Map:

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