Wet Walk at the CREW Cypress Dome Trails
Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
In honor of National Public Lands Day and National Estuaries Day, come get your feet wet and explore the CREW wetlands in the rainy season.
The CREW Cypress Dome Trail: This is a 3+ mile (3-hour) walk into a popash slough system and into a cypress dome. Much of the walk is on dry trail, with wading in wet areas interspered.
It's a once a year experience and not to be missed.
Bring plenty of water to drink, sun protection (sunscreen, hat, glasses), bug spray or long sleeves, camera/binoculars if you like, and be prepared to get wet (and muddy) up to your knees or even thighs, depending on how much rain we get this summer.
We'll wrap up by noon. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch to eat at the benches in the parking area afterwards.
To register, select the ticket type above. CREW Members are current members of the CREW Land & Water Trust. General Public/Non-members may join CREW (and become eligible to take advantage of the member discount for this workshop) by going to http://www.crewtrust.org and clicking on the DONATE button or by calling .
Is there an age limit for the event?
This walk is for ages 8 and up.
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.