Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve (HM20H2)

Location: Fort Myers, FL 33912 Lee County
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N 26° 34.227', W 81° 49.575'

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The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is over 3,500 acres of wetland ecosystem, which measures 11 miles in length and averages 1/3 mile in width.
It is home to a diversity of plants and animals, a number of which are endangered. The preserve is an important migrant stop-over and wintering habitat for an array of birds. Linear wetlands like the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve also serve as corridors for wildlife by providing a route of travel through the country.

The Slough acts as a natural drainage way as it collects rainwater run-off from many square miles of watershed.
Throughout the wet season, June - November, a depth of 2-3 feet of water makes the Slough comparable to a wide but shallow stream.

Water flows slowly through the Slough allowing sediment to settle out and pollutants to be absorbed by the plant life. This process cleans the water as it flows southwest through the Slough to deliver fresh water to the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve.

Six Mile Cypress Slough
Adjacent Conservation Lands
Six Mile Cypress Watershed
Mullock Creek
Ten Mile Canal
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Aerial photograph taken in January 2011

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The Six Mile Cypress Facility was developed by Lee County Division of Land Management with financial assistance provided by the Fl. Dept. of Natural Resources through The Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program
HM NumberHM20H2
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Date Added Sunday, August 6th, 2017 at 4:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 417712 N 2939125
Decimal Degrees26.57045000, -81.82625000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 34.227', W 81° 49.575'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 34' 13.6200" N, 81° 49' 34.5000" W
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Area Code(s)239
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7751 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers FL 33912, US
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