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Wild Turkey Strand Preserve hosts guided walk in observance of World Wetlands Day

By Staff | Jan 24, 2022

Celebrate World Wetlands Day Wednesday, Feb. 2, with a free guided walk from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Wild Turkey Strand Preserve, 11901 Rod and Gun Club Road, Fort Myers.

The 0.75-mile roundtrip walk will be guided by Lee County Parks & Recreation staff and will highlight the natural features of the preserve. The trail may have areas of uneven surface, but is considered low-intensity. A large portion of the trail is ADA-accessible.

World Wetlands Day, as established by the United Nations in August 2021, is a day to raise global awareness about the value of wetlands and the ways in which they are threatened. Wild Turkey Strand Preserve contains a variety of wetland types common to Southwest Florida, and the walk will highlight efforts in the past, present and future to restore and enhance these habitats.

Participants should bring a water bottle, hat and sunscreen, and wear closed-toed shoes. The tour will begin at the preserve parking entrance. Parking is free. No registration is necessary.

Wild Turkey Strand Preserve is open dawn to dusk daily. Pets are not allowed.

For more information about Lee County Parks & Recreation locations, amenities and other special events, visit leegov.com/parks, call 239-533-7275 or email leeparks@leegov.com.