Historic Markers Across Florida



Manatee Island



Marker ID:  
Location: 10901 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL
County: Lee
Coordinates: N 26° 41.59    W 081° 46.656
  26.69316666    -81.7776
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMV4KQ
 



Text:

Manatee Island


Manatee Island, in the Caloosahatchee River, is hereby donated to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to inspire a renewed interest in land dedicated to the formation of the Caloosahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, established July 1, 1920, by President Woodrow Wilson.
It is hoped this partnership will inspire other private commitment in maintaining the natural environment of this area.
January 31, 2001

2001 by Florida Power & Light Company.