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Protectors of Lake Wales Ridge Honored

25th Anniversary of Ridge Rangers


Last updated 4/9/2019 at 3:10pm

Sharon Tatem - FWC

The FWC recognized (left to right) Tom Palmer, Marilyn Blair, Jerry Burns and Roger Bergere for their outstanding volunteer contributions to the Ridge Rangers Program.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and partners celebrated the 25th anniversary of the FWC's Ridge Rangers Program on Saturday, April 6, at Lake Kissimmee State Park. The guests of honor were many of the volunteers, visionaries and agencies that have made this program a success, both past and present.

"The Lake Wales Ridge is one of Florida's most highly imperiled ecosystems," said Jeff McGrady, FWC Division of Habitat and Species Conservation regional wildlife administrator. "Public land managers are faced with many unique management challenges in this system and b...

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