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Conservation 20/20 Teen Volunteers Compete in State Envirothon
May 22, 2014

The Cape Coral High School Environmental Club competed in the state Envirothon held in Lamont May 11-12, 2014. These students and their leader, teacher Liz Kominar regularly volunteer at several of our Conservation 20/20 preserves helping GPS gopher tortoise burrows, remove exotics and trash removal projects. For more information about the challenge click on the "More Information" link below.

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Gruesome Twosome Challenge Features Pine Lake Preserve
March 11, 2014

The Gruesome Twosome Challenge is a 3 mile long course with dirty and muddy obstacles along the way. It is being set up by the Bonita Springs YMCA and a portion of the course includes trails within Pine Lake Preserve. For more information about the challenge click on the "More Information" link below.

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Parent Child Article About Smokehouse Bay Mangrove Plantings
February 14, 2014

Click on the "More Info" button below to see the PDF of an article in the Feb. 2014 edition of "Southwest Florida Parent & Child" magazine. This quick writeup and photo is about the red mangrove propagule planting project that a group of kids has been doing on our Smokehouse Bay Preserve in Bookelia.

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Harbor Happenings Article Written about Smokehouse Bay Preserve Mangrove Plantings
January 15, 2014

The winter 2014 edition of "Harbor Happenings," the newsletter written by the Charlotte Harbor National Estuaries Program, features an article written about a helpful group of Lee County 4-H members who have worked with Conservation 20/20 staff to plant mangrove propogules in a disturbed area of Smokehouse Bay Preserve. Click on the "More Information" link below to view the article.

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Public Meeting for Buttonwood Preserve Land Management Plan
December 18, 2013

Buttonwood and Heron Pond Preserves are a combined 224 acres of conservation land on Pine Island, located on the south side of Pine Island Road 3/4 miles east of Stringfellow Road.
Lee County Parks and Recreation Staff invites the public to review the Land Management Plan for the Preserves and attend this public meeting. The public meeting will be held Monday, January 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 N. Recreation Park Way. Come let us know what you think!
The Management Plan is available for review from December 5th –January 12th, at the Pine Island Public Library, the North Fort Myers Public Library and online. Written comments will be accepted prior to the commencement of, or during the course of the scheduled meeting. For more information call 239-707-0874.

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