The land is a critical link between Sarasota County’s Old Miakka Preserve and the Conservation Foundation’s Tatum Sawgrass Scrub Preserve.
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.
The two-year initiative includes raising and releasing 10,000 hatchery-reared juvenile snook along Florida’s southwest coast.
The dinner will feature a four-course meal by Manatee County chefs and a reading and Q&A, moderated by Sarasota Magazine web editor Megan McDonald, with author Vanessa LaFaye on the 80th anniversary of the Labor Day hurricane of 1935.
Their natural beauty is just one of the reasons to preserve three Myakka ranches.