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Public invited to give input on Pine Lake Preserve Management Plan

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FORT MYERS – Pine Lake Preserve in Bonita Springs now has a second edition management plan draft that the public can view and provide comments. This management plan will be the topic of discussion at a 5 p.m. meeting Thursday, Aug. 27, at Terry Park.

Lee County Conservation 20/20 staff created the plan, which describes the preserve, planned management activities, and current and future public amenities. The preserve is home to state and federally listed plant and animal species including Big Cypress fox squirrels, American alligators and gopher tortoises. After public review, the plan will be presented to the Lee County Board of County Commissioners for approval.

The stewardship plan is available for review until Aug. 27 at the Bonita Springs Public Library, located at 26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs, FL and online.

The meeting’s address is Terry Park, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers. Written comments are encouraged and can be given at the meeting, through the mail, or via email (see contact below).

For more information, visit www.conservation2020.org or www.leeparks.org. Or call 239-533-7275.