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Volunteers needed for National Public Lands Day project at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve North

September 7, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

National Public Lands Day is Saturday, Sept. 22 and Conservation 20/20 is celebrating by hosting a volunteer project at a Lee County preserve newly opened to the public.

From 8 a.m. to noon on Sept. 22, volunteers wil be "sprucing up" Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve North at 11400 Luckett Road in North Fort Myers

Activities will include vegetation trimming along hiking trails, trash collection and removal, removing non-native and invasive plants, and installing additional trail markers and boundary signs.

Conservation 20/20 staff will provide supervision and instructions, and supply all tools, equipment and protective gear.

Volunteers must wear long pants, comfortable lightweight jeans or khakis and closed-toed shoes that can get dirty - no sandals or flip-flops.

Volunteers should bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray and a refillable water bottle.

Each volunteer will receive a free one-day pass to a Lee County Parks & Recreation year-round pool, exercise class or gym/weight room.

To sign up, please contact Jason Boeckman, Conservation 20/20 coordinator, at 239-204-1125 or email

About National Public Lands Day

Coordinated by the National Environ-mental Education Foundation, National Public Lands Day is held annually to improve public lands and promote outdoor recreation. Federal agencies and hundreds of state and local partners will join collectively for this year's 25th annual event on Sept. 22.

For additional information, please visit

About Conservation 20/20

Conservation 20/20 is Lee County's environmentally-sensitive land acquisition and management program. Nearly 30,000 acres of conservation land is 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 47 preserves spread throughout Lee County.

For more information, please visit



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