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Public invited to review land management plan update for Lee County’s Hickory Swamp Preserve

FORT MYERS – The land management plan for Hickory Swamp Preserve, a Lee County Conservation 20/20 Preserve in Buckingham, has been updated to show the work that has been completed on the site during the past 10 years. This updated plan will be discussed at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Buckingham Community Center, 4940 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers.

The plan describes completed restoration work and the preserve itself, which is located at 13320 Peace Road. No changes to management, public use or the cattle lease are planned. After public review, the plan will be presented to county commissioners for approval.

People can review the plan through Thursday at the Riverdale Branch Library, 2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers, and the East County Regional Library, 881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres. Find it online at this link.

Written comments are encouraged and can be given at the meeting, by emailing hjoergens@leegov.com, or through the postal mail to Conservation 20/20, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers.