Join Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast on Saturday, March 16 for a guided nature walk at Pine Island Preserve at Matlacha Pass. The 90-minute walking tour is offered at 9 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m. This is a special opportunity to view four different natural habitats critical to the wildlife in the area, and view a variety of animals, including a nesting pair of bald eagles. Tours will be led by Lee Amos, staff biologist at Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast. The two-mile dirt trail requires walking shoes or sneakers. Participants should consider bringing a water bottle, small snack and sunscreen.
Park your vehicle at Flamingo Bay, 7701 Stringfellow Road, Saint James City. RSVP to Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast at 941-918-2100.
The area around Pine Island Preserve at Matlacha Pass, generally known as Master's Landing, represents the collected conservation efforts of three different entities: Calusa Land Trust and Nature Preserve of Pine Island, Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, and Lee County Conservation 20/20. The three organizations are working together to develop a unified and complementary approach to conservation and restoration projects within this 593-acre complex of protected land.