Water-Related News

Lee County 20/20 Program Purchases 5 Acres in CREW

Today, the Lee County Conservation 20/20 Program purchased 5 acres in the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed, northeast of the intersection of East Terry Street and Radio Tower Road in Lee County. The CREW is a 60,000-acre area of interconnected swamps that spans Lee and Collier counties. Its preservation is essential if such wildlife as the Florida panther and black bear are to survive, according to a news release from the Lee County Division of Lands.

It also provides aquifer recharge, natural flood protection and water purification. About 15,500 acres of CREW lie in Lee County.