LEESBURG – Lake County’s Parks & Trails Division is hosting its annual Native Plant Sale and Open House from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve (PEAR) Park Wildlife Conservation Area, 4800 University Ave., Leesburg.
Staff and PEAR Park volunteers will be selling native grasses, scrubs, wildflowers and trees for all landscape and soil types. Proceeds will benefit the PEAR Association, a volunteer group that assists with conservation efforts at the park.
The event will begin with a flag dedication ceremony by the Hawthorne Veterans of Foreign Wars. After the ceremony, the public is invited to step inside the Nature Center to enjoy its many educational exhibits.
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 through meadows, scrub jay habitats and woods along the Palatlakaha River. The front 50 acres is known as the Gateway and contains a playground, ballfields and a dog park.
For more information about upcoming events and to register for this event, call the Lake County Parks & Trails Division at 352-253-4950, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.