“Mangroves are a critical component of SWFL environment”

Courtesy of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Courtesy of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Take Southwest Florida’s mangroves away, and what do you have? Fewer fish, less wildlife and dirtier water. Simply put, mangroves make the area what it is, and though they were once viewed as a nuisance to be ripped out for waterfront development, they are now protected by Florida law.

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