Historic Markers Across Florida

Slough Interpretive Trail

Marker ID:  
Location: 7791 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL
County: Lee
Coordinates: N 26° 34.227    W 081° 49.569
  26.57045    -81.82615
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: WMV4KQ


Slough Interpretive Trail

Wetlands like the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve were once considered to be a nuisance to “progress". Many were drained and filled for agricultural and developmental purposes.
People have begun to realize that wetlands are valuable for their important environmental and economic functions such as: flood control, water purification and recharge of the aquifer - a natural underground storage space for water.

In 1976, the citizens of Lee County voted to provide funds for purchase of the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. The South Florida Water Management District also contributed through the Save Our Rivers program.
The boardwalk trail ahead will offer you the opportunity to view first-hand the diversity of plants and animals that live in this wetland community.
Boardwalk length from
Parking lot =1.2 miles
Lower loop =.75 miles

Boardwalk trail
Seating enclave
Observation area
Parking area
Interpretive Center

Discover Lee County Parks & Recreation
Friends of Six Mile Cypress
Slough Preserve

This plaque has been installed in appreciation of the members of the Six Mile Cypress Basin Development Review Board who served between March 1983 and March 1993. Their efforts helped preserve the slough by protecting the quantity and quality of water in The Slough's Water Shed.
Dedicated this 8th day of March 1993 by The Lee County Board of County Commissioners

Photographs of this marker can be found on HMDB.org