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FNPS Pine Lily Field Trip Lake Lizzie Marsh Loop Dec. 15, 2018

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Lake Lizzie Conservation Area South Parking Lot

6495 Old Melbourne Hwy

St. Cloud, FL 34771

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Explore one of Osceola County’s First County Conservation Projects. Lake Lizzie Conservation Area consists of several parcels purchased with funds from both the state Conservation and Recreational Lands (CARL) program and the Environmental Lands Conservation Program, known as SAVE Osceola. The 1,076 acre preserve is located on Lake Lizzie, Bay Lake and Trout Lake in the Upper Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. This beautiful mosaic landscape is located off east US192 in St. Cloud. It now includes a Florida National Scenic Trail designation as part of the state-wide trail network. There are miles of trails. We will focus on the Marsh Loop and look for rare plants.

The property protects important ecological communities such as lakes, wet prairies, freshwater marsh, wetland hardwood swamp/bay swamp, scrubby pine flatwoods and the imperiled sand pine scrub and xeric oak scrub. The diversity of communities represented within the preserve increase the potential for utilization by many protected species indigenous to the region. Several unique and important species, such as gopher tortoises, sandhill cranes, osprey, limpkins and wood storks have all been observed at the property. Several listed plant species, such as slender club moss, hooded pitcher plant, sand holly, cinnamon fern and the big yellow milkwort are also found on the property. Help us identify others!

Lake Lizzie is open to the public for passive recreational use and serves as a conservation area for native wildlife and vegetation habitat. There is a composting toilet at the South Entrance only. There is no running water on the property.

https://www.osceola.org/core/fileparse.php/2731/urlt/022714_LakeLizzieMap3.pdf

https://www.osceola.org/core/fileparse.php/2731/urlt/111315_LakeLizzie_Brochure_2015.pdf

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Lake Lizzie Conservation Area South Parking Lot

6495 Old Melbourne Hwy

St. Cloud, FL 34771

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