LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Almost 300 additional acres of land in Lee County will now be preserved as part of Conversation 2020.
Lee County commissioners approved the purchase of two parcels on Pine Island totaling about 275 acres.
One parcel is comprised of about 182 acres in Bokeelia west of Alden Pines Country Club adjacent to Conservation 20/20’s Carver Preserve. Along with lands owned by the State of Florida and the Calusa Land Trust, this acquisition would establish about 869 acres of contiguous land for conservation. The purchase price for this parcel is $210,000.
The other parcel is about 93 acres along the north side of Maria Drive in St. James City near the county-owned Pine Island Commercial Marina. It hosts both state and federal listed species such as Eastern indigo snake, gopher tortoise, beautiful pawpaw, wood stork and tricolored heron. The purchase price is about $1.18 million.
Conservation 2020 has preserved over 29,000 acres since it began. These lands help protect drinking water, enhance water quality, and preserve a wildlife habitat.
To find out more head to conservation2020.org .