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County to celebrate National Public Lands Day at upcoming Ellis Acres Reserve event

RELEASE DATE: September 20, 2011

PAISLEY — The Lake County Parks & Trails Division is inviting the public to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the newly-opened Ellis Acres Reserve located at 250302 County Road 42 in Paisley.

The event will include self-guided tours of the Reserve, plus a chance for participants to contribute in restoration activities by planting a pine tree in the pasture or an aquatic plant along the shoreline of Lake Akron.

There will be information available about Lake County’s Adopt-a-Lake and Public Lands programs, as well as the Lake County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA).

“This will be a great activity for the family as well as scout and school groups,” said David Hansen, Lake County Public Lands Manager. “Not only will it give participants a chance to see this beautiful property, but also gives them a chance to help with the restoration efforts that are vital to all of our public lands properties.”

Participants who will be taking part in the restoration efforts are asked to bring their own shovel.  All attendees are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and to bring a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Bottled water will be provided.

For questions or more information about the event, or Lake County’s Public Lands Management program, call (352) 742-3869 or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks.

Public Lands: Ellis Acres Reserve
 

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More Information:
Lake County’s Public Lands Management
(352) 742-3869
www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks

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Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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