History of Harns Marsh

Harns Marsh, Lehigh Acres, FL - Cypress HeadWhether you’re an avid bird watcher or simply enjoy wildlife, Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District (LA-MSID) eighth annual Wings over Water Festival provides something for everyone.

Harns Marsh is located in the eastern portion of Lee County located off of Sunshine Blvd. in Lehigh Acres. In the early 1980’s,LA-MSID transformed the 578-acre farmland into an active stormwater facility helping 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 140 species of animals.

Location: Harns Marsh



On Saturday, January 20,2018 LA-MSID will host a presentation at Harns Marsh. Explore the history of Harns Marsh; learn about its water control features; and discover the flora and fauna. LA-MSID Manager, David E. Lindsay will discuss the future plans/development for Harns Marsh and the West Marsh.

Directions: From Lee Blvd. head north on Sunshine Blvd., turn left on Olive and then turn left on 38th Street West; and continue to the Marsh.


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