TWO PINE ISLAND PARCELS TO BE PURCHASED FOR CONSERVATION 20/20

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The Lee Board of County Commissioners on May 7 approved the purchase of two parcels on Pine Island totaling about 275 acres.

One parcel is about 182 acres in Bokeelia on the north side of the island, west of Alden Pines Country Club and adjacent to Conservation 20/20’s Carver Preserve.

Along with lands owned by the State of Florida and the Calusa Land Trust, this acquisition would establish about 869 acres of contiguous land for conservation.

The purchase price for this parcel is $210,000. The Conservation Land Acquisition and Stewardship Advisory Committee (CLASAC) in April unanimously approved the purchase.

The other parcel is 93 acres along the north side of Maria Drive in St. James City, on the south side of the island, near the county-owned Pine Island Commercial Marina.

The purchase price is about $1.18 million. At closing, Greater Pine Island Civic Association and Calusa Land Trust and Nature Preserve of Pine Island Inc., have offered donations of $250 and $5,000, respectively.

For more information, visit www.Conservation2020.org.