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Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves

The Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves consist of about 180,000 acres of submerged lands in five contiguous aquatic preserves designated by Legislature for inclusion under the Florida Aquatic Preserve Act of 1975.

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Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park

More than 100 miles of shoreline in Charlotte and Lee counties is undeveloped, protecting natural communities on land and in the water while providing recreational opportunities. Acquisition of these lands began in 1977.

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Aquatic Preserves and Preserve State Parks are programs of the FDEP, the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship, protecting our air, water and land.

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