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11-6-12 Calusa Nature Center Wildflower Planting

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11-6-12 Calusa Nature Center Wildflower Planting
Lee County recognizes and supports the positive impact of preserving Florida’s native wildflowers and the benefit to the community, the City of Fort Myers, in accordance with the Wildflower Ordinance adopted by Lee County has, therefore, been awarded a grant from the Florida Wildflower Foundation for the conservation and preservation of Florida’s native wildflowers; and Whereas: The Florida Wildflower Foundation recently awarded 12 grants for planting projects through its La Florida, “Land of the Flowers” Community Grant Program; and Whereas: Lee County has demonstrated its dedication to conserve and preserve Florida’s native wildflowers; and Whereas: This grant was used to acquire native wildflower plants in order to increase awareness of the ecological services that wildflowers provide; and Whereas: The mission of the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium is to educate the public about natural systems of Southwest Florida; and Whereas: The flowers will be showcased outside the center’s entrance at the intersection of Colonial Boulevard and Ortiz Avenue. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does hereby recognize the planting that took place during October of 2012.