Estero Marsh Preserve

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Estero Marsh Preserve
6244 Island Park Rd
Fort Myers , Florida 33908

Total Acres: 243.97
Number of Parcels: 3
Total Cost: $3,822,970.00
Date Acquired: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 *
*Date first parcel was acquired.

Additional Acquisition Information
Land Stewardship Plan

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

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Located near Estero Bay, this preserve is 244 acres and was acquired as three parcels between 1999 and 2014. Portions of the preserve are also adjacent to Estero Bay Preserve State Park.

Estero Marsh Preserve consists of several native plant communities, including estuarine tidal swamp and marshes, mesic and wet flatwoods, and tidal swamp lake. There is an ongoing mitigation project onsite by the Lee County Department of Transportation to remove invasive exotic plants, plant native vegetation, and perform hydrological restoration.

The preserve has limited public access and there are no marked hiking trails. Please contact staff to visit.

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

Estero Marsh Preserve Map

Additional Information:
Although there are no planned facilities for this site, a pedestrian gate has been installed at the corner of Island Park & Park Roads for primitive hiking.

Preserve Links:

Wildlife List

Plant List

Preserve Map:

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