Virus Precautions Temporarily Close Conservation Sites, Offices

The ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of Conovirus has resulted in a number of office and facility closures at environmental agencies and outdoor recreational venues.

The offices of the Southwest Florida and South Florida Water management districts will be closed to the public.

Additionally. Swiftmud campgrounds have been temporarily closed. SFWMD facility closure announcements are pending.

The Nature Discovery Center at Circle B Bar Reserve will be closed for 30 days, but the outdoor hiking trails will remain open. All other Polk County Environmental Lands sites will remain open.

Florida state parks will remain open, but all special events and tours have been canceled.

Ancient Islands Sierra Club events, including gardening work days and regular meetings, will be canceled until further notice.

We urge all of our friends and supporters to take reasonable actions to remain safe and healthy.