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Commemorative boardwalk plaque stolen

Bruce Bunch November 3, 2015 News and Events

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A bit of Fakahatchee history taken

Sadly sometime between the 17th and 21st of October the bronze commemorative plaque mounted on the rock at the base of the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk was stolen, probably to be melted down as scrap.  The plaque marked the boardwalk’s designation in 1966 by the Secretary of the Interior as a National Natural Landmark in recognition of the area’s biological importance.  This was a decade before the site was acquired by the State and added to the Park.  If anyone saw any suspicious activity please report it to the Park Manager and to Collier Sheriff’s Office at (239) 252-9300.  As part of the Boardwalk Expansion Project security cameras will be installed in the area.