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Public input sought on Buttonwood and Heron Pond preserves

January 8, 2014
Special to The Eagle ( ) , Pine Island Eagle

Buttonwood and Heron Pond Preserve, located on the south side of Pine Island Road three-quarter miles east of Stringfellow Road, now has a management plan the public can view and offer input. The plan will be the topic of discussion at a noon meeting Monday, Jan. 13, at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center.

The plan called a land management plan is the product of Lee County Conservation 20/20 staff. The plan describes the preserves and the planned restoration work. After public review the plan will be presented to the Lee County Board of County Commissioners for approval.

The management plan is available for review until Jan. 12 at the Pine Island Public Library, 10700 Russell Road, N.W., and also at the North Fort Myers Public Library, 2001 N. Tamiami Trail. Find it online at

The meeting's address is North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers. Written comments are encouraged and can be given at the meeting, online or through the mail. For more information, visit

If you cannot attend the meeting, please visit Lee County's online public forum at to share your thoughts out the proposed Buttonwood and Heron Pond Preserves land management plan.



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