Mural Dedication Ceremony at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
FORT MYERS – Join Lee County Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve on Thursday, April 30 at 9 a.m. for a Mural Dedication Ceremony. The large aluminum mural adorns the exterior wall of the Interpretive Center and will greet visitors as they enter the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. The artwork was designed by a committee of staff and volunteers to depict plants and animals visitors will typically see on a visit to the Slough. The funding for this project was generously donated by the Friends of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve and it was fabricated and installed by US Sign and Mill.
The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is a beautiful wetland preserve with a raised boardwalk open to the public 7 days a week from dawn until dusk. The trail is fully accessible and consists of a ¾ of mile lower loop or the entire trail is 1.2 miles long. Visitors to this Lee County Parks and Recreation site will see examples of old Florida in the plants and animals that live there. This natural setting provides the perfect backdrop for Florida wildlife such as wading birds, turtles, alligators, otters, squirrels, woodpeckers, butterflies, dragonflies and more. Pets are not allowed within this Preserve. Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is located at 7751 Penzance Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33966. (239) 533-7550.
The Interpretive Center at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the first public certified green building in Lee County with a Silver designation. It houses nature displays highlighting the plant and animals that live in this subtropical wetland preserve. Learn how to use your senses to find wildlife, view our photo contest winners or relax in a rocking chair on our back deck as you explore this center and all it has to offer. Entry is free with your paid parking fee of $1 per hour per vehicle.