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Lee County Conservation 20/20 program likely to change

By Heather Wysocki

The vision for Conservation 20/20 is clearer after a meeting laying out what its future could look like.

On Thursday, the citizens' advisory committee that oversees the program voted on several items that will shape it.

And it's likely, based on conversations it has had over the past few months, that the Lee County Board of Commissioners will approve of the motions.

"Essentially it'll give 20/20 an operational framework. Now it's more informal. This would become something the board actually follows and directs staff to maintain," said senior assistant county attorney John Fredyma.

The Conservation 20/20 program was created in the mid-1990s as a way for the county to preserve and maintain natural lands.