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Informative hike will discuss restoration efforts underway at Ferndale Preserve

RELEASE DATE: November 4, 2011

FERNDALE — The Lake County Parks & Trails Division will lead an informative nature hike on Friday, Nov. 11 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Ferndale Preserve, located at 19220 County Road 455 in Ferndale.

The hike will give participants an opportunity to learn about restoration efforts underway at the preserve, all while enjoying the picturesque scenery offered by the 192-acre preserve.

“The hike will consist of a casual walk through the preserve, and will discuss the steps that the Parks and Trails Division is taking to return the site to what it looked like more than 200 years ago,” said Gallus Quigley, Park Ranger and Biologist with the Parks & Trails Division.

The preserve is on the western shore of Lake Apopka and has a combined equestrian and hiking trail that offers stunning vistas of the lake and surrounding areas.  The activity may include hiking over uneven or difficult terrain for a distance of over 2 miles.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars and field guides, along with water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat and hiking shoes. Space is limited, so reservations are encouraged.

For more information or reservations, call the Lake County Parks & Trails Division at (352) 253-4950, email parksandtrails@lakecountyfl.gov or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks.

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