Celebrating 30,000 acres protected for wildlife, water quality and recreation
The number of
Conservation 20/20 acres that the Lee Board of County Commissioners has voted to purchase recently surpassed 30,000. Commissioners invite Lee County residents and visitors to celebrate this milestone with several dozen events planned in March to highlight the county’s Conservation 20/20 program. This includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Commissioners, guided hikes at Conservation 20/20 preserves, educational presentations at regional libraries, guided kayak tours, and more.
Conservation 20/20 is Lee County’s environmentally-sensitive land acquisition and management program. There are 30,000 acres of conservation land protected in Lee County through the program. The program was established in 1996 through voter referendum and reaffirmed at the ballot box in 2016, receiving 84 percent majority support from Lee County voters. Conservation 20/20 manages 49 preserves spread throughout Lee County.