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BOCC votes to seek acquisition of parcels for Conservation 20/20

By Staff | Apr 24, 2019

The Lee Board of County Commissioners on April 16 authorized staff to pursue acquisition of four properties, totaling 401 acres, for the Conservation 20/20 program.

All the parcels are all infill parcels adjacent to existing parks/preserves. They are:

– Nomination 068-3 is 122.5 acres west of Lee County’s Pinewood Trails Park, and north of the Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park

– Nomination 572 is 97.52 acres and 580 is 174.93 acres located in Alva south of the Conservation 20/20 Bob Janes Preserve and west of Caloosahatchee Regional Park

– Nomination 578 is 6.17 acres south of the Conservation 20/20 Pine Lake Preserve within the City of Bonita Springs east of Kent Road, north of the Bonita Springs Nature Place and Kehl Canal

The Conservation Land Acquisition and Stewardship Advisory Committee in March unanimously recommended these parcels move forward for acquisition.

Conservation 20/20, which has preserved more than 28,900 acres since its inception, is Lee County’s environmental acquisition and management program. Conservation lands help the county protect drinking water, enhance water quality, provide nature-based recreational opportunities, protect areas from flooding and provide wildlife habitat. For more information, visit www.Conservation2020.org.