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Visiting CREW? For directions and information about  the CREW Trails, click here.Barred Owl

The CREW Land and Water Trust is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of the water resources and natural communities in and around the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW).

The CREW Trust assists in land acquisition, land management, and public use of this 60,000-acre watershed with its partners: the South Florida Water Management District, which owns and manages the land; and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, which monitors wildlife and hunting and provides law enforcement on CREW Project lands. CREW is the largest intact watershed in Southwest Florida, straddling Lee and Collier Counties.

 

Red shoulder hawkThe CREW Trails are the perfect place to visit year-round. Each season brings dramatic changes to the plants and animals due to variations in water levels. Come see baby alligators and pine lilies blooming during the fall, hawks and flycatchers nesting in the spring and the swallow-tailed kites soaring overhead each summer.

 

 

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