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Wetlands in Freedom Park Helps Naples Bay Water Keep Clean

Visit Freedom Park in Naples and you’ll no doubt get a dose of Southern Florida beauty. But there’s more to this place than meets the eye.

The wetlands created in this park were part of a $10 million project conducted by Collier County in the early 2000’s. Now, these wetlands serve a purpose — to clean runoff water before it gets to Naples Bay.

Professor Bill Mitsch has been working with wetlands since he was in college in Ohio. He showed us around the park and explained how these wetlands do what they do from the time it’s pumped in, to when it leaves the last pond through the drainage ditch and into the river to Naples Bay.

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