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Volunteers needed for National Public Lands Day

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FORT MYERS – Lee County Parks & Recreation is looking for volunteers to participate in workday activities for National Public Lands Day (NPLD) to be held Saturday, Sept. 26.

Three Lee County Conservation 20/20 Lands and County Preserves will be among the more than 2,000 public sites nationwide participating in this effort:

  • Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve East -10130 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers;
  • Matanzas Pass Preserve - 199 Bay Road, Fort Myers Beach;
  • Wild Turkey Strand Preserve – 11901 Rod & Gun Club Road, Fort Myers.

For detailed information on volunteering visit www.leegov.com/conservation2020/volunteer-opportunities.

Volunteers will be placed in groups for activities such as collecting invasive plants, maintaining trails, removing trash and helping with planting. NPLD’s goal is to improve public lands for outdoor recreation, with volunteers assisting in hands-on work. It began in 1994 with only three sites and has grown to include every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Pre-registration is encouraged by calling Lee County Parks & Recreation's Vicki Little at 239-533-7424 or emailing vlittle@leegov.com. The first 50 volunteers will receive a T-shirt and all volunteers will be given passes to cool off at any of the Lee County Parks & Recreation community pools.

Additional information can be found at www.publiclandsday.org. Directions and more information on Conservation 20/20 are available at www.conservation2020.org. For more information on Lee County Parks & Recreation visit www.leeparks.org.

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