Video: Airboat Ride Through the CREW Marsh

Ever wonder what that 5,000-acre marsh that you can see from the overlook at the CREW Marsh trails looks like out in the middle? Take this virtual ride on an airboat through the Corkscrew Marsh, the headwaters to the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) and you will see.

This is where much of southwest Florida’s drinking water gets stored and cleaned by nature within the watershed and where wading birds nest, limpkins and snail kites forage, and alligators raise their young. Notice the patchwork of sawgrass, open water with water lilies, tree islands, and big beautiful sky! The CREW project team (land managers, biologists) recorded this ride in August of 2014. Video by Tiffany and Dan Thornhill.

3 Replies to “Video: Airboat Ride Through the CREW Marsh”

  1. If that is ever an auction item, count us in! Are those waterlilies natives? The hammocks are amazing! Can you attack the willow scourge with air boats?

    1. Janet – that does sound like a great idea for an auction item. I’ll see what we can do about that. Not sure, but think those are native lilies. The willows are way too vast and tall to really effectively treat from the airboats…aerial treatment is the way to go there.

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