Public invited to give input on Alva Scrub Preserve
An 846-acre preserve in northeast Lee County now has a restoration plan the public can view and offer input. The Alva Scrub Preserve will be the topic of discussion at a 5:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday, June 16, at the Olga Community Center.
The plan – called a land stewardship plan – is the product of Lee County Conservation 20/20 staff. It discusses how to manage the land, which combines six parcels purchased between 2000 and 2008 to form the Alva Scrub Preserve. The plan is critical because the preserve is home to numerous state and federally listed plant and animal species including Big Cypress fox squirrels, Florida scrub jays, and gopher tortoises. The preserve also abuts Hickey’s Creek Mitigation Park.
The stewardship plan is available for review until June 10th at the East County Regional Library, 881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres; at the Riverdale Branch Library, 2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers; and at www.conservation2020.org/stewardshipplans.cfm under Alva Scrub Preserve.
The meeting’s address is Olga Community Center, 2325 South Olga Drive in Fort Myers. Written comments are encouraged and can be presented at the meeting, online or through the mail.
For more information, visit www.conservation2020.org