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All SWFWMD Lands to Close Wednesday Sept. 6

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on September 6, 2017

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will close all District-managed lands throughout its 16-county region on Wednesday, Sept. 6 in anticipation of impacts from Hurricane Irma.

The following properties will be closed until further notice:

• Annutteliga Hammock
• Chassahowitzka River – Burnt Bridge Road entrance
• Chito Branch Reserve
• Conner Preserve
• Cypress Creek Preserve
• Deep Creek Preserve
• Ed Chance Reserve- Coker Prairie Tract
• Ed Chance Reserve- Gilley Creek Tract
• Flying Eagle Preserve
• Green Swamp East including Hampton Tract
• Green Swamp West
• Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve
• Lake Panasoffkee
• Lake Tarpon Outfall Canal
• Little Manatee River -Southfork Tract
• Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve – Oakridge and Washburn
• Masaryktown Canal
• Panasoffkee Outlet
• Potts Preserve
• Prairie/Shell Creek
• Starkey Wilderness Preserve- Serenova Tract
• Tampa Bypass Canal
• Upper Hillsborough Preserve
• Upper Hillsborough – Alston Tract
• Upper Myakka -Flatford Swamp Preserve
• Weekiwachee Preserve
• Withlapopka Park
• Wysong Park

Information concerning District-related meeting cancellations and office closures will also be provided to the media and made available on the District’s website at As a reminder, you can find the latest information on