Water-Related News

WOW Festival: Many Family Activities Planned for Harns Marsh Event

The Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District will hold its Sixth Annual Wings Over Water Festival on Friday, Jan. 20, and Saturday, Jan. 21, at Harns Marsh to help the public discover the beauty of southwest Florida's water, land and wildlife.

The two-day, annual festival celebrates southwest Florida's natural resources and includes presentations from experts, an array of exhibits from local organizations, kids' activities, food, and a rubber duck race. Admission to the festival is free of charge.

LA-MSID's mission is to preserve and protect the water resources within its boundaries. In the early 1980s, ECWCD transformed the 578-acre farmland into an active stormwater facility, Harns Marsh, to filter water and reduce flooding to the Orange River. The water control structures have helped create a lush habitat for snail kites, limpkin and more than 160 species of animals. Harns Marsh is located in the eastern portion of Lee County located off of Sunshine Blvd. in Lehigh Acres.