Orlando, Florida is a city known for its entertainment centers such as Walt Disney World, Universal Theme Park, Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center, Fun Spot America Orlando and a lot more. What’s more, it also is known for its beaches including Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, West Beach Park, Beach club, and so on. If you are visiting Orlando, you may want to consider staying in vacation home rentals in Orlando FL.
How much do we know of Orlando’s environment?
Bodies of Water in Orlando
There are various kinds of bodies of water found in this city. They say that it has approximately 2000 total number of lakes if you are to include lakes, ponds, sinkholes, and potholes. 97 of which, have names like Lake Ivanhoe, Lake Winvah, Red Lake, Lake Druid, Lake hourglass and more. With these number of lakes found in the city of Orlando, it is safe to say that there are various species as well that can be found in them such as Redeye Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, Sunshine Bass, Black Crappie and more.
Although not all lakes are clean, still a lot of wildlife species can be found there these are watery habitat for birds and a habitat for alligators and more. The natural environment may not be getting enough publicity like theme parks do but these are places that are beneficial to people’s lives for they can be a source of livelihood and food. In fact, they treat these bodies of water as one of their treasures as they would check its impurities on a regular basis.
The Florida Lake Watch – The locals of Orlando shows concern to their environment. Volunteers from various organizations, schools, and neighborhood would take samples from all bodies of water nearby them and submit for examination or evaluation. This program is called the “Florida Lakewatch”
Parks to visit in Orlando
Apart from this, the city also has a lot of nature parks that people can go to for them to be able to breathe fresh air, relax and be one with nature. Orlando has Bill Frederick Park, a place where you can enjoy various activities such as tent camping, boating, fishing and playground for kids, The Airport Lakes Park, where you can enjoy playing various sports such as golf, Tibet-Butler Nature Preserve where you can enjoy the butterfly garden and nature center with educational programs and a lot more of nature parks.
Orlando is a city that is close to nature. Despite of the problems we are having related to pollution, the citizens there are still able to manage to protect what they have and give importance to it. It is something that other people from other countries should be able to follow in order to save our natural environment.