What you should know if you visit the CREW Marsh Trails…

In a few weeks, the CREW Marsh Trails will get more exciting. Winter is the CREW Trust’s premier time for guided walks and this includes field trips of all kind. So, don’t be alarmed if you drive out to the Marsh Trails and see a group for a guided hike, 120 third graders or a class of college students.

The CREW Marsh Trails opened in 1994, and since then we have been expanding and enhancing our education programs for all ages.image018

  • Guided hikes: Dr. David Cooper will present his enjoyable and informative walk every second and fourth Tuesday and the second Saturday of each month at 9:00AM.
  • 3rd Grade Field Trips: Collier County third graders come to CREW to take a “Walk through the Watershed” where they spend time dip-netting, getting to know where their water comes from, and the importance of protecting the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed.
  • College Field Trips:  Students take a walk through the five beautiful ecosystems that the Marsh Trails have to offer while exploring the concepts of sustainability, sense of place and interdisciplinary connections to our environment.

As part of our mission to protect the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed, these educational IMG_0273programs are important to developing support for the watershed and engaging people in its protection.

So, the next time you go out to the CREW Marsh trails on a weekday, you might run into many people learning about the wonders of this 60,000-acre watershed. If you would like to join them, check out our programs and register in advance by clicking here.

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