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Restoration project prompts temporary closure in portions of CREW Wildlife, Environmental Area

News Release

Friday, February 26, 2016

Media contact: Carol Lyn Parrish, 850-556-2269

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will temporarily close portions of the CREW Wildlife and Environmental Area located in Lee and Collier counties. A restoration project in the WEA has resulted in this action. The project will commence Feb. 29 for an anticipated period of 18 months.

All hunting and other public access is prohibited on all portions of Flint Pen Strand and Bird Rookery Swamp units south of Sand Road, west of the western North/South Tram Road, and north of Bonita Beach Road. Additionally, access is prohibited in the portion of Flint Pen Strand Unit located at the northeast intersection of Sand Road and Poorman’s Pass Road, extending north 900 yards and east to County Line Road.

These regulations will remain in effect until rescinded to ensure public safety and resource conservation.

Additional information and updates are located at MyFWC.com/Viewing by selecting “Wildlife Management Areas” then “Opened/Closed Status,” and at Twitter.com/MyFWC.



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