Denise Cochran, Public Information Officer
Email: denise.cochran@ocfl.net
Phone: 321-239-4488

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and District 2 Commissioner Christine Moore Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Opening Lake Lucie Conservation Area

WHAT: Orange County Environment Protection Division hosts a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Lake Lucie Conservation Area to the public for their recreational enjoyment.

The Lake Lucie Conservation Area was purchased in 2005 through Orange County’s Green PLACE Program. The parcel is 166 acres that includes Oak Hammock and Freshwater Marsh habitats and improved pasture. The property has a high recharge value for the Floridan Aquifer.

The Lake Lucie Conservation Area is located near Kelly Park, Sandhill Preserve, Pine Plantation, Neighborhood Lakes, Wekiwa Springs State Park, Rock Springs Run State Reserve, and the Seminole State Forest. Together they establish an extensive ecological corridor that allows native plants and animals to flourish by helping them to mitigate the effects of habitat destruction and fragmentation. The property is managed in such a manner as to protect and enhance ecosystem integrity, function and biodiversity and to provide a quality recreational outdoor experience for existing and future generations.

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 10 a.m.

WHERE:  43 Rainey Road
Sorrento, FL 32776

WHO:  Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings
Christine Moore, Orange County District 2 Commissioner
David Jones, Manager, Orange County Environmental Protection Division
Beth Jackson, Program Manager, Orange County Environmental Protection Division

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, the nation’s second-largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages.

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