Protecting Vital Wetlands in Estero Bay Watershed

In becoming a Florida Master Naturalist and producing the WGCU Public Media documentary “Preserving Our Waters: 50 Years of the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve”, I have learned that to have healthy waters, you need a healthy watershed upstream. On June 20th, the Lee County Commissioners will discuss purchasing Edison Farms, a critical native environment in the Estero Bay watershed. For years, land owners have tried to develop the critically sensitive lands but are now willing sell and the Lee County Commissioners, through Conservation 20/20, have a chance to purchase the more than 3,500 areas of wetlands, aquifer recharge areas and vital panther habitat. This would add to the existing Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed and put this sensitive natural environment in conservation forever.

Voice your support of the purchase of this entire Edison Farms property by contacting the Lee County Commissioners or attending the Board of County Commissioners meeting at the Lee County Courthouse at 9:30am on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Click here for more information about Edison Farms.

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