No, this article has nothing to do with our residents' personal nocturnal lifestyles. We'll save that subject for another day. This article conerns Black mangroves and the cutting of them by some tourists and residents in order to be able to pass through on a waterway or for a better view of the Bay. Black mangroves have green small leaves as are featured in the photo below. The red and white mangroves are protected by the DEP.
The Mangroves prevent erosion and provide food and habitat for around 70% of creatures, sea, land and air creatures, that fly, waddle or swim along our waterways and the archeo trail preserve of Fort Myers Beach. The mangroves filters chemicals from our waters.
Imagine if someone chopped off your home overnight along the Great Calusa Blueway? Not cool.
I can only imagine what that Realtor who sold the Mangrove condo to some heron, sandpiper, ibis or a bunch or lizards,falcons,crabs,squirrel foxes must go through!
In one sentence: leave nature alone.
On a positive note, I've noticed that our waterways have been cleaner these past five years and dolphins are coming back in our waterways and playing around yachts in the hope of catching an appetizer and taking out their mates for a night on the town.