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Earth Day Walk and Reflection at the CREW Marsh
Monday, April 22, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)
Celebrate Earth Day with us at the CREW Marsh Trails - walk the trails, see spring flowers in bloom, watch for swallow-tailed kites as they arrive for nesting season, sit quietly in silent reflection, listen to the words of Henry David Thoreau and Aldo Leopold.
Bring plenty of water to drink, sun protection (sunscreen, hat, glasses), camera/binoculars if you like.
This hike is free, but donations to the CREW Trust are greatly appreciated on the day of hte event or at our website at http://crewtrust.org.
Is there an age limit for the event?
This walk is for all ages.
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 with some boardwalk sructures over wet areas. 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.
Directions to CREW Marsh Trails:
From Naples/Bonita Springs/S. Fort Myers: travel I-75 N to exit 123 (Corkscrew Rd.). Travel 18 miles east on Corkscrew Rd. You will pass the Cypress Dome Trails. Go another 4 miles and you will see the CREW Marsh Trails on your right. Look for the brown road signs.
From N Ft. Myers/Charlotte Co./Lehigh Acres: travel I-75 to exit 138 (the ML King/S.R. 82 exit). Travel east on SR 82 toward Immokalee for 20 miles. Watch for a small blue CR850 sign, then turn right on C.R. 850 (Corkscrew Rd.). The Marsh Trails are ~2 miles down the road on your left. Look for the brown road signs.
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.