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Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and District 5 Commissioner Emily Bonilla to Open Hidden Pond Preserve
Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 11 a.m.
WHAT: Orange County Environmental Protection Division will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Hidden Pond Preserve to the public.
Hidden Pond Preserve, a 113-acre natural area in East Orange County characterized by mesic and wet flatwoods, is home to a wide variety of native and migratory birds as well as wildlife species. Wildflowers can be seen blooming year-round throughout the area.
The Preserve is part of a growing ecological corridor covering approximately 9,000 acres of publicly and privately owned conservation lands in East Orange County. The corridor affords native plants and wildlife the space they need to flourish. This expansive area also provides both water quality and quantity benefits to the region.
Countywide, Orange County preserves 23,000 acres of environmentally sensitive lands as part of its Green PLACE program. Hidden Pond Preserve is the fourteenth Green PLACE area to be opened to the public.
Hidden Pond Preserve offers a quality nature-based experience for everyone visiting this beautiful natural sanctuary. Residents and visitors are invited to enjoy hiking and wildlife viewing along the Preserve’s newly created trails.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: 20537 State Road 520
Orlando, FL 32833
Entrance is directly across from the Wedgefield Chevron gas station
WHO: Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings
Emily Bonilla, Orange County District 5 Commissioner
David Jones, Manager, Orange County Environmental Protection Division
Beth Jackson, Green PLACE Program Coordinator, Orange County Environmental Protection Division
FOR MORE INFO: Denise Cochran, Public Information Officer
(321) 239-4488 (mobile) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org