Circle B Reopening Undetermined

This is recent view of one of trails at Circle B

In case anyone was having Circle B Bar Reserve withdrawal symptoms, you may have to live with it for awhile.

The latest word is that the trails are impassable because of high water caused by rainfall from Hurricane Irma.

No date for reopening has been set.

County staffers are scheduled to meet with the County Commission soon to brief commissioners on the popular natural resource venue’s situation and a potential schedule for reopening the site to the public.

One of the aggravating factors is the decision by the Southwest Florida Water Management District to raise the level of Lake Hancock, which has affected water levels in surrounding wetlands.

A portion of the Lost Bridge Trail at Circle B has been under water for the past year.

In the meantime, other local environmental lands sites and state parks are open to the public.

It might be a good opportunity to use the hiatus to visit and explore other conservation lands around Polk County.

Posted in Group Conservation Issues.