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Everglades Wetland Research Park

The Everglades Wetland Research Park on the campus of the Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, Florida, is a Florida Gulf Coast University facility designed to provide teaching, research, and service related to wetland, river, and coastal science and ecological engineering. At the research park, we seek to understand:

  1. how wetlands function, and
  2. if and how we can create and restore wetlands.

The overall goals of our facility are the same as that of the university: teaching, research, and service, but in a soggy environment!  We have and will continue to contribute to the restoration and conservation of wetlands in the Florida Everglades (the sawgrass “river of grass”, Big Cypress Swamp, coastal mangrove swamps) and wetlands around the world. 



Videos of FGCU Professor Bill Mitsch speaking on Wetlands and FGCU Professor Win Everham talking about Water and Plants. Produced by Maran Hilgendorf, Communications Manager of Charlotte Harbor National Estuarine Program Office.




5th International EcoSummit: Ecological Sustainability