One of the primary ways the CREW Trust preserves and protects the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed is by facilitating the purchase of land within and around the watershed boundaries. Sometimes the CREW Trust buys the land outright, but more often the Trust facilitates purchases by the South Florida Water Management District, Collier or Lee County, or multiple agencies by helping to get landowners and the purchasing agents together at the table or by working with other conservation groups with similar goals.
The Most-Wanted List
In 2015, the CREW Trust’s Land Acquisition Committee and the CREW Trust’s Board of Trustees compiled a list of “most-wanted” land parcels to target for future purchase/protection. They include: