Cayo Pelau Preserve

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Cayo Pelau Preserve
An island surrounded by Cape Haze, Charlotte Harbor and Gasparilla Sound
Boca Grande, Florida 33921

Total Acres: 126.21
Number of Parcels: 1
Total Cost: $2,500,000.00
Date Acquired: Thursday, February 1, 2007 *
*Date first parcel was acquired.

Additional Acquisition Information
Land Stewardship Plan

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

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Located in northwest Lee County, Cayo Pelau is an island that includes nearly 3 miles of coastline and is surrounded by Charlotte Harbor and Gasparilla Sound. Lee County owns and maintains a significant portion of the island through the Conservation 20/20 program, while the northernmost tip of the island is owned by Charlotte County.

The vast majority of the island is in its natural state, with mangroves covering much of the island. Archeological evidence shows that historically this site was used by the Calusa.

The primary management focus for this preserve is to control the spread of invasive exotic plant species.

This preserve is only accessible by water. There is no marked trail system at this preserve.

Recreation Opportunities:
Bird Watching, Fishing, Nature Study/Photography

Preserve Links:

Wildlife List

Plant List

Preserve Map:

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