Dec. 4, 2018
Bonita Springs, FL – The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) celebrated the latest addition to its vast inventory of public recreational offerings, the Billy G. Cobb Memorial Trail in the Southern Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW).
"The Cobb family deserves this dedication and the people of South Florida deserve to be able to use all public lands for recreational purposes," said SFWMD Governing Board Member and Big Cypress Basin Board Chairman Rick Barber. "My wife and I love to hike and the fact that one more trail has opened in our backyard for us and the public to enjoy certainly makes us very happy."
Barber dedicated the trail on Friday and took members of the media and public on a group hike along the new 1.5-mile marked loop hiking trail to enjoy its natural beauty and abundant wildlife such as the bonneted bat, fox squirrel and Florida panther.
The trail is named for Billy G. Cobb, now deceased, whose family has owned land in the Southern CREW region for generations. The family's land includes part of the public access hiking trail.