Make a difference on National Public Lands Day!
Join Orange County in the enhancement of natural lands
ORANGE COUNTY – 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.