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Boys Scouts to plant trees in Lake Mack community

RELEASE DATE: February 12, 2009

LAKE MACK — Staff from the Stormwater, Road Operations and Parks & Trails functions of the Lake County Department of Public Works will be assisting the Lake District Boy Scouts and Watershed Action Volunteer Coordinator on Feb. 27-March 1 to plant about 3,000 slash pines and bald cypress trees on lots purchased by the County as part of a Lake Mack flood study.

The Boy Scouts, led by Mike Baker, will include troops from Mount Dora, Leesburg and Umatilla. Maryann Krisovitch, program coordinator for the Watershed Action Volunteers, will work with the Boy Scouts on earning merit badges in forestry and water & soil conservation.

Boy Scouts will be camping on the County purchased property during the weekend. The Forest Hills Community Association, in coordination with Bill Gearing, Community Enhancement Coordinator with the Lake County Department of Community Services, will be providing a hot breakfast to the Boy Scouts during the weekend activities. The Boy Scouts will also be conducting a flag retirement ceremony on Saturday evening. If any of the residents have an old flag they would like to properly dispose of, they can bring it by Saturday morning.

For more information about the tree-planting project in the unincorporated community of Lake Mack, call the Lake County Department of Public Works, Engineering Division, Stormwater Section at (352) 483-9000.

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