County commission approves Conservation 20/20 purchase
On March 2, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve the purchase of about 10 acres in St. James City on Pine Island, contiguous to the Pine Island Flatwoods Preserve.
The parcel consists of native pine flatwoods, mangrove forest and natural wetlands. It also is contiguous to Calusa Land Trust conservation land. The Conservation Land Acquisition and Stewardship Advisory Committee previously voted unanimously to recommend the purchase and the board voted on Sept. 15 to pursue the purchase. The purchase agreement is for $30,000.
There are currently 31,060 acres within Conservation 20/20, Lee County’s land acquisition and management program. For more information, visit www.Conservation2020.org.