The public is invited to the Lake Frances Nature Preserve from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday (April 11) to commemorate more than 25 years of successful preservation of environmentally sensitive lands in Hillsborough County.
The anniversary celebration will feature guided tours – by land and lake – and attendees can observe a variety of natural habitats and species. Free pontoon boat rides led by park preserve personnel will be available. Appropriate clothing, closed-toed shoes and sunscreen are recommended.
Refreshments will be served and admission is free.
Hillsborough County voters elected to conserve and protect lands that have irreplaceable and valued ecological resources in the late 1980s. The Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department now manages 61 properties with more than 61,500 acres of environmentally sensitive wildlife habitat and lands.
The preserve is located at 10225 Woodstock Road, Odessa.
For more information, visit the Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation website.