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Commission Meetings Now on CenturyLink
Volunteers Needed for National Public Lands Day
LeeTV now available on CenturyLink’s Prism TV

Lee County’s government access channel, LeeTV, is now part of CenturyLink’s Prism TV lineup. Prism TV customers now will be able to watch Lee Board of County Commissioners’ meetings and other programming on Channel 88. LeeTV also will be available to subscribers in CenturyLink’s tri-county area of Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties as well as parts of Hendry County.

All regularly scheduled Lee County Commission meetings will be broadcast along with other county and state programming. LeeTV provides residents and visitors with information about Lee County government and public safety, health and state-related news. Some of its programs include Lee County Updates, Lee Do the Right Thing, Crossroads Café, Lee Animal Services Pet Match, Waterways, Living Green, WGCU’s Untold Stories, UF/IFAS Reports and more. A schedule can be found at www.leegov.com/technologyservices/leetv/schedule.

LeeTV also broadcasts on the Comcast cable system Channel 97 and is streamed via the county’s website www.leegov.com/technologyservices/leetv/watchleetv.

For more information on Lee County Government, visit www.leegov.com.

Volunteers needed in Lee County for National Public Lands Day

Conservation 20/20 is looking for volunteers to participate in workday activities at Buckingham Trails Preserve to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 24. National Public Lands Day is held annually with events planned across the country for people to connect with and learn more about their public lands.

Workday assignments will include trail trimming and maintenance, and trash collection and removal, including around some of the remnant structures from the airfield to maintain their preservation.

Those who want to volunteer on September 24 need to contact Jason Boeckman, Conservation 20/20 Coordinator, at 239-204-1125 or jboeckman@leegov.com. The hours will be from 8am-11:30am at Buckingham Trails Preserve, 8790 Buckingham Road in Fort Myers.

Volunteers will be placed in small groups and will receive instruction and direction from Conservation 20/20 staff. Tools, equipment and protective gloves will be provided. Participants must wear long pants, comfortable lightweight jeans or khakis, and closed-toed shoes that can get dirty. No sandals or flip-flops.

Recommended items include a water bottle, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. A cooler with ice water will be available. Volunteers will receive a one-day pool pass for admission to any of Lee County’s four public pools.

Buckingham Trails Preserve is managed as part of Lee County’s Conservation 20/20 program, a willing seller program for the acquisition of environmentally sensitive land in Lee County for the purpose of conservation. Located in east Lee County, this 572-acre preserve consists of mostly pine flatwoods and open scrub habitat. The preserve includes more than seven miles of hiking and equestrian trails. The land within the preserve was formerly used as part of the Buckingham Army Air Field, a U.S. military training base in Lee County between 1943 and 1945 during World War II. Several trap-shooting bunkers remain onsite, along with two jeep tracks that were used for target practice.

Visit www.Conservation2020.org for more information about the Conservation 20/20 program.

– Information provided by Lee County Government