Myakka River

CWA boundary:

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County: Sarasota

Total Area: 1 acre

Closure Dates: January 1st – August 31st

Focal Species: Wood storks, herons, egrets, anhingas.

This small island maintains an important wood stork rookery. Wood storks are a federally endangered species. The island and surrounding waters are closed to public access during the nesting season.

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