Lakeland, FL., May 2, 2022 – Bonnet Springs is honored to be presented the Environmental Stewardship Achievement Award from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Southwest District. The award recognizes the work that Bonnet Springs Park has completed alongside the Department of Environmental Protection on behalf of the Protecting Florida Together Initiative.
“Bonnet Springs Park is an organization with a deep commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Southwest District Director Kelley Boatwright. “The voluntary cleanup and utilization of the property as a recreational park will provide a place of respite for humans and wildlife alike. This project is wholly beneficial for the environment and the community.”
The Environmental Stewardship Achievement program recognizes businesses, professional and community organizations, and local governments within DEP’s Southwest District for exceptional achievements to prevent or reduce impacts on the environment. To be considered for recognition, participants must demonstrate proactive, innovative and measurable achievements that exceed regulatory requirements and provide a direct benefit to Florida’s environment.
Bonnet Springs Park has removed 36 tons of trash that once polluted the grounds. The improved stormwater storage capacity, quantity, and quality help to mitigate flooding hazards within the drainage basin and restore Lake Bonnet surface waters and ecosystems. “Bonnet Springs Park has been working diligently to transform what was once abandoned railyard into a Park that will provide access to nature, culture, recreation and education for our community. We are grateful to Sasaki for nominating us for this award and look forward to sharing the Park with our residents soon,” said Josh Henderson, CEO of Bonnet Springs Park.
About Bonnet Springs Park
Bonnet Springs Park is a blended urban/natural 168-acre Park centrally located in Lakeland, Florida scheduled to open in 2022. Bonnet Springs Park is designed to create spaces to escape, engage, and explore while experiencing and learning about the extraordinary history of Central Florida. Bonnet Springs Park is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to enrich the community through nature, culture, recreation, and education. The Park serves to unify Central Florida’s diverse population, offering public spaces that serve the needs of many by providing engaging and unique opportunities in education and recreation to residents and visitors. The vision of Bonnet Springs Park is to be a place within walking distance to our city’s urban core where art, recreation, fun, and tranquility intersect by design.
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