Spring into Conservation to be held March 9

The Ocoee event will offer family-fun activities, Florida-friendly plants and conservation conversations.

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The city of Ocoee will host a free Spring into Conservation event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the city’s new Unity Park, 130 N. Cumberland Ave.

There will be door prizes, as well as activities for children, including face painting, art collages and sidewalk chalk. Children who participate in the art collages or sidewalk chalk art will get a Water Hero cape while supplies last. Families are invited to take a blanket for story time with West Oaks Library from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ocoee residents can take home a free Florida-friendly plant, including the passion flower (the inspiration for the city’s logo), beach sunflower, firebush, live oak and little gem magnolia. Residents will need to provide proof of residency.

Several environmental organizations will offer conservation materials and giveaways: the Florida Fish and Wildlife Division, St Johns Water Management Division, Sea Turtle Conservation - UCF Marine Turtle Research, Florida Friendly Landscaping with UF/IFAS Master Gardeners and the Orange County Environmental Protection Division.

Parking will be available across the street at the old City Hall site and behind the Ocoee Lakeshore Center.

For more information, email [email protected] or call the Ocoee Utilities Department at (407) 905-3159.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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