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Wulfert Bayous closed on

By Staff | Dec 24, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Keith Gomez, of Lee County Conservation 20/20; John McCabe, of DDWS Land Acquisitions; DDWS Executive Director Birgie Miller; DDWS Associate Executive Director Lynnae Messina; and DDWS Development Officer Sierra Hoisington.

The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge recently reported that the Wulfert Bayous and its 68 acres of crucial habitat have been preserved forever, thanks to the efforts of many people and organizations. A huge thanks was given to John McCabe for beginning the conversation with the property owner years ago and serving as the patient leader throughout the process; to Marc Giattini for his hours devoted to sharp legal work; and to the DDWS staff, campaign committee, board and donors. DDWS Executive Director Birgie Miller added, “None of this would have happened without everyone working together toward a shared vision. We should all be proud to have been a part of making this happen.”