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Lee Commissioners vote to pursue Conservation 20/20 land purchases

FORT MYERS – The Lee Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to pursue acquisition of two parcels through the Conservation 20/20 program that are near publicly held land.

The parcels are:

  • About 0.23 of an acre located inside the Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve in North Fort Myers, east of Interstate 75 and south of Bayshore Road.
  • About 2.5 acres located within the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed area, a 60,000-acre area of interconnected environmentally critical land.

Both parcels were recommended unanimously by the Conservation 20/20 Land Acquisition and Stewardship Advisory Committee.

The Lee County Conservation 20/20 program acquires land from willing sellers for resource-based recreational opportunities such as hiking, birdwatching, nature study, photography and paddle craft launches. The program for environmentally sensitive land acquisition and management has preserved 31,060 acres since its inception. In addition to recreation, conservation lands help the county to protect drinking water, enhance water quality, protect areas from flooding and provide wildlife habitat. For more information, visit