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Lee Commissioners approve Conservation 20/20 purchases in Bokeelia, North Ft. Myers

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FORT MYERS – The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to pursue the purchase of two parcels through the Conservation 20/20 program; both properties are adjacent to already preserved land.

The parcels are:

  • 1.99 acres located at 5031 Pine Island Road N.W., Bokeelia. This land is near the county-owned Buttonwood Preserve in Bokeelia.
  • 0.23 acres located within an existing Conservation 20/20 preserve boundary known as the Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve.

The Conservation Land Acquisition and Stewardship Advisory Committee (CLASAC) unanimously recommended approval of both parcels.

The Lee County Conservation 20/20 program acquires land from willing sellers for resource-based recreational opportunities such as hiking, birdwatching, nature study, photography and paddle craft launches.

The program for environmentally sensitive land acquisition and management has preserved more than 30,000 acres since its inception.

In addition to recreation, conservation lands help the county to protect drinking water, enhance water quality, protect areas from flooding and provide wildlife habitat.

For more information, visit www.Conservation2020.org.

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