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Mission Statement: To acquire properties of environmental significance, restore those lands to their natural state and condition, manage them in an environmentally acceptable manner and provide public recreational opportunities that are compatible with protecting the natural resources.


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Exotic Plant Control Projects Have Begun...
 
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A number of your favorite Conservation 20/20 Preserves are undergoing maintenance invasive exotic plant control treatments as Conservation 20/20 staff work with various contractors to protect native habitat from invading exotics plant species. 

For more information and to see which Preserves are receiving treatment this year

 
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Wednesday (4/23/14):
Yucca Pens Preserve - #107 adjacent to Charlotte County 
Conservation 20/20 staff will be conducting a prescribed fire at Yucca Pens Preserve on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.  The objective of this burn is to maintain a high-quality, pine flatwood system and prevent invasive exotic plants such as melaleuca and Old World climbing fern from re-establishing within this system.
Please remember, there may be residual smoke for up to a week in the immediate area...
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2013/2014 - Pine Tree Thinning & Melaleuca Removal Projects
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While keeping our Lee County residents & visitors informed, as part of our on-going restoration efforts to continue improving our conservation lands, please click on the 2013/2014 Pine Thinning document to learn more about:
1. the science/reasons behind these types of projects and why they are an important management tool,
2. see before & after photos from a similar past project area, and
3. learn the location of the six preserves that are next in-line for pine thinning/melaleuca removal.
 
This project is scheduled to begin sometime during the fall season, after the rainy season has ended and the areas dry down enough to allow access.  Questions?  Please contact the preserve's site coordinator for additional information. 
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Welcome to Conservation 20/20, a program jointly overseen by the  Lee County Division of County Lands and the Lee County Department of Parks & Recreation.

We invite you to discover the history of the program, and take an in-depth look at each of the preserves, including their land stewardship plans. Explore recreation opportunities and learn about habitat restoration

^ Click on the Downloads tab above to view or print available documents such as Negotiation History Summary (Pending Purchases) or for Meeting Minutes or Audio recordings (Meeting Archive). 

* Are you a landowner interested in our Willing Seller Acquisition Program? Get details about the application and review process.

* Check the Calendar for information on upcoming meetings, restoration projects and other Conservation 20/20 events.

* Our News section features current events, latest acquisitions and other information.

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Events & Information

(click on above News tab for additional info)

03/11/2014  -  Gruesome Twosome Challenge Features Pine Lake Preserve

02/14/2014  -  Parent Child Article About Smokehouse Bay Mangrove Plantings

01/15/2014  -  Harbor Happenings Article Written about Smokehouse Bay Preserve Mangrove Plantings

12/18/2013  -  Public Meeting for Buttonwood Preserve Land Management Plan

12/13/2013  -  Exotic Control Projects About to Begin