West Marsh Preserve

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West Marsh Preserve
Felix Romano Ave (formerly East Ave)
Fort Myers , Florida 33905

Total Acres: 205.85
Number of Parcels: 1
Total Cost: $4,631,625.00
Date Acquired: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 *
*Date first parcel was acquired.

Additional Acquisition Information
Land Stewardship Plan

Coordinator: Hanna Joergens
Telephone: (239) 707-3325

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This preserve is located in east Lee County, between the Lee County Mosquito Control District airstrip and Harns Marsh, a surface water management area operated by the Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District (LAMSID).

The preserve is a joint partnership between Conservation 20/20, which owns the land, and LAMSID, which will fund hydrological improvements to the site. Once this project is completed, a trail system will be established within the preserve for public access. The plan is for this trail system, funded by Conservation 20/20, to connect West Marsh Preserve and its cypress, oak hammock and pine flatwood forests to the adjacent Harns Marsh.

This preserve will be used primarily as a storm water management area to provide critical floodwater storage and water quality benefits to the Orange River, which ultimately flows into the larger Caloosahatchee River. This area is also well-known as an exceptional location in Lee County for bird-watching.

Recreation Opportunities:
Bird Watching, Hiking (Unmarked or Fire Lines), Nature Study/Photography

Preserve Links:

Wildlife List

Plant List

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