The Hedges Family Eco-Center
Here is your one-stop resource for information about the natural areas and the local history museums of Collier County. Our knowledgeable volunteer staff are more than willing to answer any quetions you might have about sightseeing advice, brochures, and local maps. While you are here, enjoy one our scheduled environmental programs or just relax with a book in our natural history resource library. You will enjoy what the Preserve and Eco-Center have to offer!
Directions to Naples Preserve
Features of the Preserve and Eco-Center
Free Nature Walk - The fully accesible boardwalk is open daily during daylight hours.
Free Visitor Info - Obtain from the Hedges Eco-Center
Nature Talk Series, Special Family Events, and "For Kids Only" Activities - Listed below.
A Geocaching and a Letterboxing Site
NAPLES PRESERVE PLANT LIST
Naples Preserve Plant List
NAPLES PRESERVE NATURE TALK SERIES
Naples Preserve 2016 Tuesday A.M Nature Talks
1690 Tamiami Trail North , Naples , FL
APRIL 5- “Lake Trafford Restoration”; Dr. Win Everham; Professor, Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences; Florida Gulf Coast University: Lake Trafford, near Immokalee, is Collier County’s largest lake and one of its most important resources. It was once pristine, clear, and sand-bottomed, but years of environmental abuse virtually destroyed it. Restoration efforts, beginning in 2006, included removal of over 6 million cubic yards of muck from the lake bottom, at a cost of over $21 million dollars, replanting of native aquatic plants, and restocking of game fish. Ongoing efforts include monitoring the health of the lake to help prevent loss of these gains that have been made. Dr. Everham will give an update on current and on-going efforts to bring Lake Trafford back to life.
Naples Preserve Out and About Eco-Tours
Register at Fleischmann Park
Phone: (239) 213-3020
Must register one week in advance of tour.
All tours depart from the Community Center at Fleischmann Park, 1600 Fleischmann Blvd.
Parks and Recreation Current Program Guide
2016 Summer Camp Guide
Partners of The Naples Preserve
Eagle Lakes Bird Sanctuary
Collier County Museum
Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch
Museum of the Everglades
Naples Depot Museum
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
Collier-Seminole State Park
Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve
Picayune Strand State Forest
Big Cypress National Preserve
Everglades National Park
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserch Reserve
Conservancy of SW Florida Nature Center
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
CREW Land and Water Trust
Naples Botanical Garden
Shy Wolf Sanctuary
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens