WOW Festival

Festival Celebrates Southwest Florida Environment

Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District (LA-MSID) is hosting its Fourth Annual Wings Over Water Festival (WOW) on Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January, 30, 2016 at Harns Marsh, in Lehigh Acres, to help the public discover the beauty of southwest Florida’s water, land and wildlife.

The two-day festival celebrates southwest Florida’s natural resources and includes presentations from experts, an array of exhibits from local organizations, kids activities, food, guided walks and a rubber duck race. Admission to the festival is free of charge.

LA-MSID’s mission is to preserve and protect the water resources within its boundaries. In the early 1980’s, LA-MSID transformed the 578-acre farmland into an active stormwater facility, Harns Marsh, to filter water and reduce flooding to the Orange River. The water control structures have helped create a lush habitat for snail kites, limpkin and more than 160 species of animals. Harns Marsh is located in the eastern portion of Lee County located off of Sunshine Blvd. in Lehigh Acres.

Admission to the annual festival is free of charge due to the generosity of sponsors like: the News-Press Media Group, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, Mosaic, AIM Engineering and Surveying, Inc., Brown and Brown Public Risk Insurance Agency, Brian Cottrell, Preferred Community Bank, the Audubon Society and the Holiday Inn Express and Suites.

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2016 WOW Festival Flyer