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Lake County Parks & Trails Division to educate citizens with ‘Rock & Mineral Course’

RELEASE DATE: February 3, 2012

LEESBURG — The Lake County Parks & Trails Division is inviting residents to attend the upcoming “Rock & Mineral Course” on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve’s (PEAR Park) Nature Center, located at 4800 University Ave. in Leesburg.

This course, led by Eugene “Gene” Bouley, a retired geology professor, will teach participants the intricacies of identifying and classifying various rocks and minerals. In addition, the course is free to the public and participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. Reservations are also recommended, as space is limited.

PEAR Park is the largest County park at 318 acres. The back 268 acres boasts a community garden, native butterfly garden, xeric garden, two scenic pavilions and access to 4 miles of hiking and nature trails.  The front 50 acres contains a playground, ball fields and dog park.

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


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