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Lee County considering protecting additional 'Ding' Darling property

Posted at 7:43 AM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 07:43:11-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Lee County commissioners will decide Tuesday if more land will be added to the Conservation 20/20 program.

They'll look at buying 68 acres on Sanibel to add onto the Ding Darling Preserve. The Ding Darling Wildlife Society will pay $3 million of the $9 million price.

If approved, the preserve would also take care of the land.

Another 157 acres is up for sale in the Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area.

The land is one mile east of Burnt Store Road. It would cost almost $410,000.