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Lee County approves expansion of Alva Scrub Preserve

Lee Commissioners approve purchase of 20.6 acres adjacent to Alva Scrub Preserve

LEE COUNTY – The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to approve the purchase of 20.6 acres adjacent to the Alva Scrub Preserve for Lee County’s Conservation 20/20 land acquisition program.

The property contains pine flatwoods with few exotic plants. It is mostly uplands with a small watershed area of Bedman Creek and has Florida scrub jay and gopher tortoise habitat. The purchase price is the appraised value of $170,000.

The Conservation Land Acquisition and Stewardship Advisory Committee unanimously recommended approval of the purchase.

The Alva Scrub Preserve includes nearly 1,200 acres on both sides of Joel Boulevard.

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There are more than 31,300 acres within Conservation 20/20, Lee County’s land acquisition and management program. Conservation lands help the county protect drinking water, enhance water quality, provide nature-based recreational opportunities, protect areas from flooding and provide wildlife habitat.

For more information, visit www.Conservation2020.org.