This recreational guide was made possible by the contributions of many talented individuals whose work is attributed below.


Most of the photographs you see in this guide are taken in the field by employees of the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

  • Richard Gant, Field Technician Supervisor
    Resource Projects, Ecologic Evaluation section (PRJ)
  • Margaret Blommel, Land Use Specialist
    Land Resources, Land Use & Protection (LND)
  • Kim DeVary, Field Technician Supervisor
    Land Resources, Land Use & Protection (LND)
  • Allen Yarbrough, Graphics Illustrator
    Communications, Visual Communications (VIS)
  • Michael Hancock, Senior Professional Engineer
    Resource Projects, Hydrologic Evaluation section (PRJ)

In addition, special thanks goes to the many artists who have shared their gifts in the form of a Creative Commons license.

Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park | / CC BY-NC 2.0

Hiking | / CC BY 2.0

Myakka Prairie | / CC BY-NC 2.0

Myakka State Forest | / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Withlacoochee River Park | / CC BY 2.0

Conservation Lands of Southwest Florida

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