Minto Communities, the developer of the new Isles of Collier Preserve community, is taking exceptional care to plan a community that exists within the Southwest Florida atmosphere rather than simply allowing residents to see it from their back yards. Minto Communities Florida Vice President, William Bullock, says that the company wants “. . . The Isles of Collier Preserve to be a world-class community known for its dedication to environmental stewardship.” The community will showcase the natural beauty of the area while also protecting the environment. Bullock said that the company is “. . . honored to be a part of the enduring legacy of this historica and spectacularly beautiful property.”
The 2,400 acre property formerly known as Sabal Bay was acquired by Minto earlier this year. The enormous site is authorized to contain 2,000 residential along with a village square, fire station, and even a site for a school. The environmentally-minded site design will preserve high quality freshwater and saltwater wetlands, as well as scrub uplands that many important species, including bald eagles, call home.
The Isles of Collier Preserve is adjacent to other sites dedicated to preserving the Southwest Florida environment, including the Naples Botanical Gardens and Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and it is also bordered by Dollar Bay on the west. A total of 1,300+ acres, more than half of the entire site, is dedicated to nature preserves that will be connected by a network of walking and biking trails and waterways.
Minto is doing a substantial amount of restoration to the habitat using prescribed burns and the removal of invasive vegetation. The controlled burns clear out dead and clogged vegetation, which can be a fire hazard, and also improve the area for wildlife by facilitating seed germination and allowing low-lying plants that thrive on sunlight to grow as a food source.
See more about The Isles of Collier Preserve by visiting NaplesBonitaEsteroLiving.com, or visit The Naples Daily News for an in-depth article: http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2013/jul/28/the-isles-of-collier-preserve-a-study-in/