Billy Creek Preserve

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Billy Creek Preserve
(388)
Woodside Ave.
Fort Myers , Florida 33905

Total Acres: 50.69
Number of Parcels: 1
Total Cost: $2,500,000.00
Date Acquired: Friday, June 27, 2008 *
*Date first parcel was acquired.

Additional Acquisition Information
Land Stewardship Plan Unavailable

Coordinator: Karyn Allman
Telephone: (239)478-6998

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Located within the City of Fort Myers and directly east of the city’s Billy Bow Legs Park, Billy Creek Preserve plays an important role in improving water quality in Lee County. The artificially-created filter marshes at this preserve act as a natural “cleaning” system for Billy’s Creek, before it feeds downstream into the Caloosahatchee River. Plants filter out the excess nutrients in the water and help to improve water quality.

The construction of the filter marsh was made possible through grant funding from the South Florida Water Management District and additional funding from the City of Fort Myers. The land is owned by the Lee Board of County Commissioners through the Conservation 20/20 program. However, all daily operations at Billy Creek Preserve are overseen by the City of Fort Myers.

The site features a canoe/kayak launch and 1.5 miles of paved multi-use trails that meander around the filter marsh ponds. This is a perfect location to enjoy a leisurely walk or a healthy jog.

Car parking is located on Marsh Avenue at Billy Bow Legs Park. A pedestrian walking entrance is located on Woodside Drive.


Recreation Opportunities:
Bike Trails, Bird Watching, Fishing, Hiking (Marked Trails), Nature Study/Photography, On-leash Pet Walking, Picnic Area

Billy Creek Preserve Trail Map


Preserve Links:

Wildlife List

Plant List

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