A CREW 25th Anniversary Event
Join CREW environmental education specialist Deb Hanson for a guided interpretive walk into a cypress dome, through pine flatwoods and oak hammocks, and along the edges of seasonal marshes looking for signs of wildlife and native plants, and learning about the importance of this watershed to the residents and visitors of southwest Florida.
Plan to walk approximately 3 miles in 2.5 to 3 hours. Wear comfortable walking clothes, sun protection (hat/glasses/sunscreen). Bring water to drink, and snacks/picnic for after the walk if you wish to stay longer. Camera, binoculars optional.
The Cypress Dome Trails provide 6 miles of pine flatwoods, cypress domes, and popash slough to explore. We'll hike approxiately three miles on this hike. This hike is free, but donations to the CREW Trust in honor of its 25 years of conservation are greatly appreciated.
Is there an age limit for the event?
This walk is for adults.
What are the parking/facilities like at the event?
There is a gravel parking lot at the trailhead. There is one portable restroom at the trailhead.
What are the trails like?
The trails are mostly grassy/sandy ground level trails. Expect seasonlly wet/muddy places on the trails during the rainy season (July - November).
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. You may give your spot to someone else. Be sure to change the information on your registration page or call us at .
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you may update your registration information up to one day before the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. We do not issue print tickets. Simply check in with the event leader at the time of the event.
When & Where
CREW Land & Water Trust
The CREW Land & Water Trust was established in 1989 as a nonprofit organization to coordinate the land acquisition, land management, and public use of the 60,000-acre Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed. We work closely with our partners, the South Florida Water Management District and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to ensure the protection of the watershed. This watershed, the largest intact watershed in south Florida, straddles Lee and Collier Counties and provides aquifer recharge, natural flood protection, water purification, preservation of wildlife habitat, and public recreation. CREW's majestic 5,000-acre marsh is the headwaters for the entire watershed.