It is that time again for water, environmental, and conservation activists to stand up and speak out; and to confront the Polk County Planning Commission, which will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 9 a.m. in the board room of the County Administration Building, 330 W. Church St. in Bartow. If you are unable to attend this meeting, you can also call or write the Commission director, John Bohde, at (863) 534-6792 or toll free at (800) 780-5346, and his email is At issue is the Lake Wales Ridge and development that will essentially wipe it out of existence. For more information, take a look at the document below, which is an article from The Ledger newspaper on the subject. (If you’re a Ledger subscriber, click here for their Lake Wales Ridge article.)

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