Newsletter NEW Winter/Spring 2014 Schedule!
See what Natural Lands has to offer in or latest newsletter. Check out our Upcoming Classes, HIkes, and other opportunities to explore and learn about nature!
2014 Summer Eco Camp!!
When: June 2nd thru August 1st
Where: Ed Yarborough Nature Center,
3485 N. County Road 426
Geneva, FL 32732
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Extended day available
Cost: $132/camp $15/extended day (for all 5 days)
For more information, call 407.349.0959 .
Scholarships are available on a limited basis:
1. County Scholarships, call Greg Kirby at 407-665-2170
2. Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society Camp Scholarship. Cuplet Fern Scholarship application
I can't believe we are already in 2014 and planning for Summer Eco Camp! Spring Break Camp was full and I'm expecting the same for Summer Camp!!!
Remember to register early to secure your space. Just fill out the Registration Form and mail it with your check or you can take it to any of our active parks (Sanlando Park, Red Bug Lake Park, or Sylvan Lake Park).
I look forward to seeing you at Summer Eco Camp!!!
Lori Hartsock, Program Coordinator
Nature Adventure Birthday Parties!
Create a birthday party experience your child will never forget! A trained staff member will welcome your party guests, present and exciting program with live animals, and take the group on a hike on our 180 acre property. You will have time in the center for exploration and to enjoy your refreshments. Parties are held at in the Ed Yarborough Nature Center in the Geneva Wilderness Area just minutes from Sanford and Lake Mary. Call 407.349.0959 for availability and cost.
History of the Natural Lands Program
The Natural Lands Program
was established in 1990 by a voter approved referendum. The money was used to purchase lands for the purposes of preservation, recreation and education. The Natural Lands now consist of over 6,600 acres of preserved land. The largest parcels are called wilderness areas.
There are eight wilderness areas and one preserve that are open to the public. Integral to the goals and objectives for managing acquired lands in an acceptable manner are protection and restoration of the natural resources present. An important element in protecting the resources is to prevent dumping, poaching, and other illegal activities. Appropriate land management activities, such as prescribed burning, forest management, resource monitoring, and removal of exotics, are implemented to protect the viability of the Natural Lands Properties.
The Natural Lands Progam offers a variety of programs and activities for all ages including field trips for schools, eco-camp, eco-adventure programs, and hikes.
Wilderness Areas and Nature Center
Black Bear Wilderness Area
Black Hammock Wilderness Area
Chuluota Wilderness Area
Econ River Wilderness Area
Geneva Wilderness Area and Ed Yarborough Nature Center
Lake Harney Wilderness Area
Lake Jesup Wilderness Area
Lake Proctor Wilderness Area
Spring Hammock Preserve
Rules of Use
Other Land Management Agencies and Environmental Organizations
Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society
Florida Forest Service
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Florida Park Service
Seminole Audubon Society
St. Johns River Water Management District
The Nature Conservancy
US Fish and Wildlife Service