Denise Cochran, Public Information Officer
Phone: (321) 239-4488 (mobile)

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:

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents 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, one of the nation’s largest convention centers 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 or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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