Slough Interpretive Trail

Slough Interpretive Trail (HM20H3)

Location: Fort Myers, FL 33912 Lee County
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N 26° 34.226', W 81° 49.569'

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Wetlands like the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve were once considered to be a nuisance to "progress". Many were drained and filled for agricultural and developmental purposes.
People have begun to realize that wetlands are valuable for their important environmental and economic functions such as: flood control, water purification and recharge of the aquifer - a natural underground storage space for water.

In 1976, the citizens of Lee County voted to provide funds for purchase of the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. The South Florida Water Management District also contributed through the Save Our Rivers program.
The boardwalk trail ahead will offer you the opportunity to view first-hand the diversity of plants and animals that live in this wetland community.
Boardwalk length from
Parking lot =1.2 miles
Lower loop =.75 miles

Boardwalk trail
Seating enclave
Observation area
Parking area
Interpretive Center

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Friends of Six Mile Cypress
Slough Preserve

This plaque has been installed in appreciation of the members of the Six Mile Cypress Basin Development Review Board who served between March 1983 and March 1993. Their efforts
helped preserve the slough by protecting the quality and quality of water in The Slough's Water Shed.
Dedicated this 8th day of March 1993
By The Lee County Board of County Commissioners
HM NumberHM20H3
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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 417722 N 2939123
Decimal Degrees26.57043333, -81.82615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 34.226', W 81° 49.569'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 34' 13.56" N, 81° 49' 34.14" 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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