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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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Guided nature walks are provided by Conservation 20/20 volunteers on Saturdays during the winter season, between December - March.  Parking is free and no fee or registration is required.  View the C20/20 Guided Nature Walks flyer for additional information. 

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This newsletter is created to give insight into what staff are working on and things that are currently going on at Conservation 20/20 properties.
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Galt Preserve Amenities Open but with a Trail Closure


Get out and enjoy the cool and dry Florida winter on the new amenities at Galt Preserve. These amenities include a parking areas, a composting restroom, canoe/kayak launch, trails, an observation deck, a fishing deck, and a number of picnic pavilions.

A portion of this trail is closed in order to better protect the nesting bald eagles. The amenities at Galt Preserve were designed in compliance with the federal, state and county guidelines, but we want to protect our nesting eagles and the next generation as best we can. We want to share this amazing thing with you, but we want to give the eagles the best chance they can have. Unfortunately, human attention is not necessarily welcomed. The embryos in the eggs can die if the adult is stressed and leaves the nest for too long. Please respect their privacy: keep your voices to a whisper, use binoculars or spotting scopes to view them and only take photographs with telephoto lenses. If the birds move or seem agitated please back off; they are upset. Thank you for your cooperation!

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The Spring Ranger Guided Walk Series
Guided nature hikes will be provided by Conservation 20/20 Ranger Mickey Miller. Each hike is limited to 15 people so please R.S.V.P. at or (239) 229-0522. Space for vehicles is primitive & limited (please carpool) and there are no restroom facilities on-site.  Please remember to bring items you may need during the hike (i.e. water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera, closed-toed shoes or boots, etc.).  Come see & experience the diversity that Lee County Conservation 20/20 Preserves has to offer!  
Click on the 2015 Ranger Hikes flyer to see the list of preserves, dates & times.  ENJOY YOUR HIKE!
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Telegraph Creek Preserve Opens Second Entrance to the Public


The Western Trailhead of Telegraph Creek Preserve is now open to the public. It features an extensive trail system for both hikers and equestrians. The trails pass through numerous natural habitats including palmetto prairie and pine flatwoods. The Eastern entrance continues to be open for hikers only. Please visit the Telegraph Creek Preserve page for more information and trail maps. Telegraph Creek Preserve Page

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Welcome to Conservation 20/20, a program jointly overseen by the  Lee County Department 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

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11/14/2014  -  Join us for Guided Nature Walks

05/22/2014  -  Conservation 20/20 Teen Volunteers Compete in State Envirothon

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