The county recently acquired 20 acres along the Myakka River and 80 acres in the Old Miakka area.
If voters approve a new measure this fall, the county could acquire land to protect water quality and fish and wildlife habitat, preserve environmentally sensitive land and create public parks.
The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast has secured the $1.5 million it needs to permanently preserve 5,777 acres of land in North Port.
Now or Never
To seal the deal, the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast must raise $300,000 before the end of the month.
Over the last nine years, the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit has awarded 140 mini-grants to help young people start environmental initiatives.
Elizabeth Moore's three-year term will begin Jan. 1, 2020.
The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast recently recognized Gary Hebert, Brenda Russell, Phil St. John and Jan Dorsett.
Business.org based its rankings on measures of financial accountability, transparency and administrative-to-program cost ratios.
Their natural beauty is just one of the reasons to preserve three Myakka ranches.