Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed

Florida
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About Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed

The CREW Land & Water Trust is a private, non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of the water resources and natural communities in and around the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW).

CREW is the largest intact watershed in Southwest Florida, straddling Lee and Collier Counties.

What does this unique watershed do for Southwest Florida?

  • Recharges the groundwater for our drinking water supply
  • Offers natural flood protection
  • Purifies water
  • Provides habitats for wildlife
  • Offers a beautiful space for public recreation

We carry out our mission statement by coordinating the land acquisition, land management, and public use of this 60,000-acre watershed in partnership with the South Florida Water Management District, which owns a significant amount of CREW and manages that land – including the CREW trail systems, and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission , which monitors wildlife and hunting and provides law enforcement. Other partners include Conservation Collier  and Lee County's Conservation 20/20 .