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April 2012

For information on Lee County's Sustainability efforts in April and throughout the year, visit the Office of Sustainability.


Taking It to the Streets

When: April

Where: Throughout Lee County

Cost: Free to enter Commuter Services' Trip Track program for drawings and challenges

Information: Save money on fuel and travel expenses, plus improve your health and fitness-- all while reducing traffic congestion, greenhouse gas emissions and traffic-induced stress. If you usually drive alone in your vehicle, try alternatives such as biking, walking, carpooling, taking public transit, working from home/teleworking, starting a vanpool and more. Visit or call (866) 585-RIDE (7433) for more information.

Kickoff Lee County Parks & Recreation’s Swimming Lesson Season

When: All day Tuesday, April 3

Where: Online at or by calling (239) 533-7440

Cost: Varies, depending on aquatics program. Check options at

Information: The 2012 Aquatics programs include swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. Join Lee County Parks & Recreation in one of our pools as we celebrate the 125th anniversary of Lee County. Aquatics class registration starts Tuesday, April 3, and continues until summer classes fill or the sessions begin. Summer sessions run eight weeks – from June 4 through July 27. The county has four pools it operates year-round in each corner of the county – Lehigh Acres, North Fort Myers, Pine Island and San Carlos Park.

Lee County Solid Waste Open House

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21

Where: 10500 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers

Cost: Free

Information: Celebrate Earth Week by touring Lee County Solid Waste's recycling operations and Waste to Energy facility.

Untold Stories

When: Throughout the year

Where: LeeTV

Cost: Free

Information:  25 episodes about the history of local communities produced by FGCU. Airing 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Click here to search programming by date.