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Parks & Trails presents 3 educational events at PEAR Park

RELEASE DATE: March 12, 2014

LEESBURG — The Lake County Parks & Trails Division is hosting three, free educational events at The Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve (PEAR) Park, 4800 University Ave., Leesburg.

“The First Day of Spring Plant Cultivation Hike” is from 9 - 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 20 and features plant expert Wendy Poag offering tips about cultivating native plants.

“Walk in the Footsteps of Florida's Pioneers” will be presented from 8 - 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 25. Participants will learn what Leesburg was like 100 years ago on this park ranger-led hike focusing on the history of Lake County and its first residents.

Kids of all ages are invited to the “Who Lays Eggs?” program from 9 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 27. Children will learn that birds are not the only animals that lay eggs when they join park rangers on an egg hunt through PEAR Park.

At 318 acres, PEAR Park is the largest county park. The back 268 acres feature a community garden, native butterfly garden, xeric garden, two scenic pavilions and access to four miles of hiking and nature trails. The front 50 acres contain a playground, ballfields and a dog park. There are over four miles of hiking trails through meadows, scrub jay habitats and woods along the Palatlakaha River.

For more information about upcoming events and to register for these events, call the Lake County Parks & Trails Division at 352-253-4950, email parksandtrails@lakecountyfl.gov or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks. To view updates about the County’s Parks & Trails Program, like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLParks.



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