The Slough is
a natural drainage-way, collecting runoff water from a 33-square-mile
watershed area during periods of heavy or prolonged rainfall. During
the wet season (June through October), a depth of 2 to 3 feet of water
makes the Slough comparable to a wide, shallow stream. This fresh
water flows southwest through the Slough and empties into the Estero
Bay Aquatic Preserve.
The Six Mile Cypress
Slough became a preserve in 1970 because of its positive influences
on the community and environment. The Preserve provides education
and low impact recreation to its visitors, deters flooding and recharges
shallow wells, protects the health of the Gulf of Mexico, and is a
wildlife habitat for numerous plant and animal species.
Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
web site to learn more about it!