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CWA boundary:

3 mangrove islands are closed to public access

County: Collier

Total Area: 68 acres

Closure Dates: Year-round

Focal Species: Herons, egrets, brown pelicans.

This CWA is located on the northwest side of Marco Island. It includes 3 mangrove islands and surrounding waters, which are closed to public access year-round.

A variety of wading and diving birds nest and roost on these islands throughout the year, including state-listed species such as the little blue heron and tricolored heron.

This buffer protects nesting and roosting birds from disturbance