Guided walking tours will continue this summer at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday and fourth Saturday of the month along the boardwalk at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, 7751 Penzance Blvd., Fort Myers.
The Interpretive Center at the preserve will close for scheduled maintenance on May 15 and is scheduled to reopen June 10.
Along with the ADA-accessible, elevated 1.2-mile boardwalk, the Rock and Stroll Garden will remain open to the public at the preserve. The Rock and Stroll Garden features picnic tables and native plants to attract birds and butterflies.
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is among Lee County’s earliest protected conservation areas. In 1976, Lee County voters approved a ballot initiative to purchase the land to protect the Six Mile Cypress watershed and maintain it as a wildlife habitat preserve. The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is open daily from dawn until dusk. For more information, visit the website atwww.leegov.com/conservation2020/preserves or call 239-533-7550.