Who Do You Work With?

Polk County Board of County Commissioners through their Environmental Lands Program works closely with non-profits, local, state and federal level agencies. The partnerships that have been developed over the years have resulted in a great benefit to the citizens of Polk County. For every dollar spent from the Polk County Environmental Lands Program for acquisition projects, three dollars were brought in by these partnerships. In addition, to acquiring land in partnerships, we have been successful in partnering for infrastructure projects to enhance visitors experience on environmental lands. Some of these projects include funding from the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, such as for the enhancements to Lakeland Highlands Scrub allowing the construction of a boardwalk to view the marsh, and the addition of picnic shelters.