Long walk off short pier
It wasn't always a dead end

It’s a short walk on Naples Pier before you have to turn around.

But did you know it used to be the only road out of town?

Brief history of Naples Pier

That was before south Florida had roads.

Residents, tourists and supplies all traveled to Naples by boat.

What we know today as Old Naples was the entire town.

All the rest of modern-day Naples was swamp.

Most recent closure

Today the closest remnant of the swamp is twenty miles away.

Now that is a long walk!

Watershed reader

Understanding the hydrology of a watershed is no simple matter.

Unraveling its mystery requires reading many books.

Timeline of major hydrology,
water management, water quality
and geology reports for the preserve 

Oftentimes re-reading them too!