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Title: CREW


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CREW Land Water Trust Corkscrew Regional
Ecosystem Watershed
Photo by Brenda Brooks
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The CREW Land Water Trust Mission
  • We are a private, non-profit organization
    dedicated to preserving the land and water
    resources in and around the Corkscrew Regional
    Ecosystem Watershed.
  • Established in 1989 as a public/private
    partnership to coordinate the land acquisition,
    management, and public outreach for this 60,000
    acre project.

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Connections!
Map by Jason Lauritsen
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CREW CORKSCREW REGIONAL ECOSYSTEM
WATERSHED
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Water flows
Section Map/Ownership
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Partnerships!
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
FWC
SFWMD
CREW Volunteers
Boy Scouts
FGCU Wings of Hope Program
Friends of CREW
Photo by Paige Martin
Collier County
Lee County
AND SO MANY MORE
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Why CREW is so important!CREW Provides Land For
Natural Flood Protection
Aquifer Recharge
Natural Filtration
And more..
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Wildlife Habitat
Recreational Opportunities
Environmental Education
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Compatible Land Use
Photo by Kathy Broyard
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Photo by Kathy Broyard
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Horseback Riding
  • Bikes
  • Camping

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Public Outreach and Education
  • Guided Hikes
  • Academic Field Trips
  • Classroom Presentations
  • Public Presentations
  • Displays
  • Teacher Workshops
  • Special Events

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Growth and Development
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CREW consists of four major sections
Bird Rookery Swamp
Corkscrew Marsh
Flint Pen Strand
Camp Keais Strand
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Land Acquisition
  • Lee County Conservation 20/20
  • Flint Pen Strand Parcels
  • Conservation Collier
  • Starnes Property
  • Pepper Ranch

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
  • Bird Rookery Swamp

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SFWMD Audubon Land Swap
Alyson Webb
Ayounga Riddick
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Bird RookerysRecreational Opportunities
Brenda Thomas
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Photography

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Starnes Property
  • Purchased in 2008
  • 5.3 million (CREW Trust contributed 300K)
  • 367.7 acres
  • Will connect to the new Cypress Dome Trails
    (Gate 5)

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Starnes Property
Photo by Bill Helfferich
Natural Filtration
Photo by Bill Helfferich
Photo by Bill Helfferich
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Pepper Ranch
  • 2,500 acres
  • 33.2 million

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Hope to see you at CREW!
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Contact us
  • CREW Land Water Trust
  • 23998 Corkscrew Road
  • Estero, FL 33928
  • http//www.crewtrust.org
  • Email crewtrust_at_earthlink.net
  • 239-657-2253
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