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Billy Creek Preserve

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Billy Creek Preserve
Woodside Ave.
Fort Myers , Florida 33905

Total Acres: 50.69
Number of Parcels: 1
Total Cost: $2,500,000.00
Date Acquired: Friday, June 27, 2008 *
*Date first parcel was acquired.

Additional Acquisition Information
Land Stewardship Plan Unavailable

Coordinator: Laura Greeno
Telephone: (239) 707-2206

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This property is located within the City of Fort Myers on the north bank of Billy’s Creek canal directly east of Billy Bow Legs Park. The land was acquired through funding from the Conservation 20/20 program, the South Florida Water Management District provided $808,000 in grant funding towards the construction of a filter marsh to improve water quality downstream, and the City of Fort Myers provided the remainder of the funding and now oversees the daily operations of the facility. A canoe/kayak launch and 1.5 miles of paved multi-use trails and were added to the site as part of the construction project. A walk-through entrance is located on Woodside Drive. Parking is provided at the City of Fort Myers Billy Bow Legs Park on Marsh Avenue.

Recreation Opportunities:
Bike Trails, Bird Watching, Canoe/Kayak Launch, Fishing, Hiking (Marked Trails), Jogging, Nature Study/Photography, On-leash Pet Walking, Picnic Area

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