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South Lake residents encouraged to come out meet and hike with County’s new park rangers on Feb. 24

RELEASE DATE: February 13, 2007

CLERMONT — The Department of Public Works, Parks & Trails Division, is hosting a meet-and-greet with the County’s five new park rangers on Saturday, Feb. 24, beginning at 9 a.m. at Palatlakaha River Park & Boat Ramp, located at 12325 Hull Road, Clermont.

The event will help residents of South Lake County become acclimated with the County’s new park rangers and District 2 County Commissioner Elaine Renick. In the coming months, the visibility of the park rangers will increase as they develop positive activities for the public to enjoy while visiting Lake County’s park system. For a complete list of upcoming park ranger-sponsored activities, log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov, keyword: calendar, and browse the online calendar of events.

In addition to the meet-and-greet on Feb. 24, park rangers will be leading educational nature tours through the park’s hiking trail pointing out unique plants, butterflies and birds. Rangers will also join community members in cleaning up the park to make it safer and more attractive to visitors. Refreshments will be available.

Participants are asked to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for hiking. For more information about this event, call the Parks & Trails Division at (352) 742-0992.

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