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