Pop Ash Creek Preserve

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Pop Ash Creek Preserve
(206)
9451 Nalle Grade Rd
North Fort Myers , Florida 33917

Total Acres: 307.45
Number of Parcels: 1
Total Cost: $1,561,846.00
Date Acquired: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 *
*Date first parcel was acquired.

Additional Acquisition Information
Land Stewardship Plan

Coordinator: Lee Waller
Telephone: (239) 707-0862

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This preserve is 307 acres primarily consisting of hydric pine flatwoods and wet prairie, and also includes a portion of Popash Creek. There are several miles of hiking and equestrian trails. Pop Ash Creek Preserve is also an ideal location to observe river otters, water turtles, wading birds and alligators.

Before this land was acquired in 2003, past hydrologic modifications and land uses resulted in this land being classified as significantly disturbed. As a result, a large invasive exotics removal project has been completed at this preserve, with maintenance treatments continuing today. Additionally, a Lee County Division of Natural Resources project created a filter marsh to utilize the ponds already onsite. This project is designed to reduce flooding in adjacent watersheds, remove nutrients from the water and protect neighborhoods near the preserve.


Recreation Opportunities:
Bird Watching, Fishing, Geocaching, Hiking (Marked Trails), Hiking (Unmarked or Fire Lines), Horseback Riding, Nature Study/Photography


Additional Information:
Pop Ash Creek Preserve Trail Map

Guided nature walks occur at this preserve. Download guided walks schedule

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Feral hog hunting occurs at this preserve. When a hunt is scheduled, the preserve may be closed with no public access. Visit our News page for information about any scheduled hunts and related preserve closures. Learn more about participating in a hog hunt.


Preserve Links:

Wildlife List

Plant List

Preserve Map:

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