The 15th Anniversary of the Restoration of Little Pine Island Saturday, April 28th, 2012 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (At Little Pine Island – Entrance 1 mile west of Matlacha on Pine Island Road (SR 78) Announcing the Little Pine Island Celebration
Little Pine Island is a 4700 acre State owned island within the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary and the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve. The restoration of Little Pine Island is a joint project between the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Mariner Properties Development, Inc. Since the restoration of Little Pine Island began in 1997:
More than 5 million melaleuca trees and 100 million pounds of exotic vegetation have been removed from Little Pine Island’s fresh and saltwater wetlands. • To help restore the natural fresh and saltwater habitat, 7 miles of drainage ditches have been filled to rehydrate the island. • Nesting bald eagles, ospreys, woodstorks, otters, bobcats and many other species have returned to Little Pine Island.
The Little Pine Island Celebration • Free Admission • Raffle for 2 Kayaks • Guided Tours • Wildlife Photography Class • BBQ Join Us for: Please call Dick Anderson at 239-470-4703 for more information or to register for the Wildlife Photography Class This event benefits the Friends of the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves and the Calusa Land Trust