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Kudos Februray 2013

Jan 24, 2013 06:50PM

For the third year, Lee County Parks & Recreation hosted University of Georgia students of the IMPACT program for a week-long experiential service learning project last December that resulted in improvements to Matanzas Pass Preserve, Six Mile Cypress Preserve, Imperial River Boat Ramp and JY Linear Trail, plus a visit to Sanibel Sea School. The 19 students and Parks & Recreation staff removed exotic and invasive vegetation to fill more than five, 20-yard-long horticultural containers.

“It’s a great program that gives college students a chance to experience and serve in communities all over the country,” says Vicki Little, a Lee County Parks & Recreation senior supervisor. “The students are ambitious and motivated; they understand the importance of giving and making a difference.”

For more information about Lee County Parks & Recreation Volunteer Services, call 239 533-7422, email [email protected] or visit

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