The Lee County Commission voted to purchase more than 110 acres of property under the Conservation 20/20 program at a cost of approximately $4.18 million during its meeting on Tuesday. The purchase was spread over three different parcels that had been suggested for acquisition by the Conservation Land Acquisition and Stewardship Advisory Committee.
The first parcel consists of 12.74 acres and is located on the east side of I-75 south of Bayshore Rd. in North Fort Myers. The property contains a portion of Popash Creek and is adjacent to an already existing Conservation 20/20 preserve.
The Ding Darling Wildlife Society is assisting in the purchase of the second parcel of about 7.88 acres by contributing $600,000 to the overall purchase price of around $2 million. That parcel is adjacent to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
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