Conservation Florida Partners to Permanently Protect Lake Marion

639 acres of prime Lake Marion waterfront property — once at-risk of destruction for suburban sprawl — are now permanently protected.

Conservation Florida, a dynamic driver of land conservation in Florida, joined with six dedicated conservation partners, including the Bellini family, Polk County Natural Lands and the Department of Defense, to conserve a key piece of the Florida Wildlife Corridor.

Arnie Bellini generously purchased and held onto the property, giving the organization time to pull together a conservation deal and build partnerships.

Arnie Bellini said, “The Bellini family loves the wild places of Florida and wanted to preserve this beautiful, and ecologically sensitive, land for the citizens of Florida. Polk County residence deserve to keep this land as part of their heritage and enjoy it forever as a new Polk County park.”

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