Orange County, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange County District 5 Commissioner Emily Bonilla, Orange Soil & Water Conservation District 2 Supervisor and Board Vice Chairman Daisy Morales along with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservationist Marcos Loperena unveiled two new signs at the Seminole County-Orange County border Thursday morning.
Orange County’s Soil & Conservation District works to find local conservation needs, and implements programs to meet them. These road signs will notify individuals that come into Orange County through Chuluota Road or Dean Road that they are entering a Soil & Water Conversation District. This will promote sustainability and encourage travelers to help protect the area.
“I’m very happy to announce that through my partnership with Supervisor Morales and the diligent work of our Traffic Engineering Division, residents and visitors will know just how important the Soil & Water Conservation District is to protecting our green spaces,” Commissioner Bonilla said.
This project is one of the many tasks that Commissioner Bonilla, an avid supporter of sustainability, has been a part of to help preserve the green spaces in Orange County communities. Recently, the Commissioner and her staff spent the afternoon planting trees at Blanchard Park.
“The installation of these signs on our county roadways is certainly a major milestone for the Conservation District,” Supervisor Daisy Morales said. “This partnership is another example of Commissioner Bonilla’s commitment to protecting and preserving our environment. The signs should remind motorists for many years to come that our County Soil & Water Conservation District is committed to promoting conservation practices.”
Supervisor Morales explained that the process of acquiring the signs took six months, during which time she collaborated with Commissioner Bonilla and other county officials. “This is a historical first for the Conservation District,” she added.