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Lee County Parks & Recreation plans restoration project for National Public Lands Day

September 18, 2017
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Lee County Parks & Recreation and Conservation 20/20 will celebrate National Public Lands Day (#NPLD) on Sept. 30 with a volunteer-centered restoration project at Prairie Pines Preserve, one of Lee County's largest nature areas.

Volunteers will participate in a variety of park maintenance activities at Prairie Pines Preserve, 18400 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, to enhance, restore and beautify our county's natural lands. Workday assignments may include vegetation trimming along trails and pathways, trash collection and the removal of invasive plants. Volunteers will work in small groups to perform the restoration project together.

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer event dedicated to public lands. It is an annual event intended to improve public lands and promote outdoor recreation. Federal agencies, hundreds of state, county, and city partners and a host of nonprofit groups will join collectively in this effort on Sept. 30. For more information, visit

Conservation 20/20 will provide any tools and protective gear necessary. Volunteers must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle. Recommended items include a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and bug spray. Each volunteer will receive a free pool day-pass to any one of Lee County Parks & Recreation's four year-round pools.

We encourage individual and group volunteers. Email to register. For more information about Conservation 20/20, visit

For more information about Lee County Parks & Recreation, locations, amenities, and special events, visit, call 239-533-7275 or email



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