Orange County, FL - On Saturday, September 26, 2015, the Orange County Environmental Protection Division will host National Public Lands Day. Activities will be held at two Orange County Green PLACE properties: Johns Lake Conservation Area located at 880 Avalon Road, Winter Garden and Pine Lily Preserve located at 1401 S County Road 13, Orlando from 8 a.m. to noon.
Volunteers at Johns Lake will have the opportunity to participate in natural land enhancement projects and educational and recreational activities. Participants at Pine Lily Preserve will enjoy a guided hike through old Florida as they learn about conservation, wildflower identification and nature photography. A professional photographer will share tips on how to capture fascinating images of landscapes and wildlife. To join either event and for additional information RSVP by September 18, 2015 to Carrie.Mohanna@ocfl.net.
- National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort, educates citizens about the value of natural resources and brings the community together through the mutual interest of restoring America’s public lands. To learn more visit www.publiclandsday.org.
- Green PLACE is Orange County’s program for the preservation and restoration of environmentally sensitive lands. To explore our natural lands go to www.ocfl.net/epd.
- Contact the Environmental Protection Division for information on future nature hikes on Orange County natural lands with a focus on native species identification and nature photography. Photos taken on Green PLACE properties are eligible to be entered in the Orange Audubon Society Chertok photo contest and will be eligible for additional prizes and inclusion in Orange County's 2017 nature calendar. Write firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-836-1400.
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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.