Lee Board of County Commissioners pursues purchase of Edison Farms land

Posted at 7:43 AM, Jun 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-21 07:43:29-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla.—The lee county board of commissioners has agreed to buy 3,900 acres of land in southeast Lee County.

The area is commonly known as Edison Farms. The land will become part of the Conservation 20/20 program in the county.

If the deal goes through, it will cost the county $42.4 million and will rank as the second-largest acquisition approved by the board.

Edison Farms is adjacent to other county conservation land -- Hidden Cypress Preserve and Flint Pen Strand Preserve – and to land maintained by the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed.