ROOKERY BAY RESERVE, COUNTY TO CELEBRATE NEW PARK

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ROOKERY BAY RESERVE, COUNTY TO CELEBRATE NEW PARK

~Ribbon-cutting planned for Isles of Capri Paddlecraft Park in Rookery Bay Reserve ~

paddle craft

~Kayakers enjoy the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.~


NAPLES â€“ Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (RBNERR), together with the Collier County Public Services Division, announce the opening of the Isles of Capri Paddlecraft Park on Friday, March 30, 2012.
Through a cooperative partnership between DEP and Collier County, the park -- the only public access facility in Collier County designed for launching paddle craft -- was built by DEP through state and federal grants. It will be managed by Collier County Parks & Recreation.
Guests include DEP Deputy Secretary for Water Policy and Ecosystem Restoration Greg Munson, Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala, Collier County Manager Leo Ochs, representatives from the Collier County Public Services Division and local residents.
For more information on the project visit www.rookerybay.org/visitor-use/paddlecraft-park

Isles of Capri Paddlecraft Park

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

March 30, 2012

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Corner of Isles of Capri Boulevard and Collier Boulevard

Isles of Capri, Florida