The water is here!

The number one question we are getting, whether by phone, email, or social media, is “are the trails wet?”

The answer is a resounding YES!

After such a dry end to our winter season, June brought us a refreshing dose of rain – over 20 inches. That’s a lot of rain!

 

And while it has meant a change in some of our visitor’s hiking plans, we are excited about the rain for a lot of reasons. The main reason is that, when you visit, you get to see our watershed at work.

The water that you see on the CREW Marsh Trails and Cypress Dome Trails is doing exactly what we want it to do – slowly move south through all of the vegetation on the CREW Project’s 60,000 acres, giving the water ample time to seep through the limestone and recharge our aquifer. And that means more water for us, the residents of Southwest Florida, and the plants and animals that call the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed home.

A Band-winged Dragonlet at the Cypress Dome Trails. Photographed by volunteer Dick Brewer.

 

We hope you’ll enjoy a few wet walks on our trails this summer and would love to see your pictures on our CREW Land & Water Trust Facebook Page! Or tag us on Instagram. See you on the trails!

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