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The Award Winning Nature Reserve at The Shores of Long Bayou
The Shores of Long Bayou is a gated waterfront condominium community with 77 acres of waterfront land, with 25 acres of lakes and ponds and nature preserve. The nature reserve features a nature trail over a mile long, and is an ecological jewel within an urban landscape on the shores of Old Tampa Bay. This coastal system, comprised of aquatic and upland ecosystems, is home to numerous species of native plants and animals. Use of this nature preserve is primarily intended for passive recreation, nature observation, a nesting and foraging area for wildlife, and as a buffer from storm damage. The trail is part of the land development called "The Shores of Long Bayou" and is therefore owned and controlled by the The Shores of Long Bayou Homeowners' Association. The Wetlands Committee of The Shores of Long Bayou endeavors to protect the quality of the water, protect the waterfowl by providing a nesting and feeding habitat, protect the flora by replacing exotic, invasive plants with Florida-native species, protect the mangroves and protect the native animals.
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Senior Director of Restoration and Administration, RAE