Grants

Community Foundation Awards $10,000 Grant to Conservation Foundation

The funding will be used to upgrade the Conservation Foundation's CRM platform.

10/19/2021 By Staff

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Protects 228 Acres in Old Miakka

The land is a critical link between Sarasota County’s Old Miakka Preserve and the Conservation Foundation’s Tatum Sawgrass Scrub Preserve.

10/14/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Conservation Foundation Announces 2021-2022 Board of Trustees

Rhonda O. Deems has been named board chair.

10/05/2021 By Staff

Conservation

Willis Smith Joins Project Team at the Quad Parcels at the Celery Fields

The Quad Parcels project will create a new habitat to attract more birds and provide additional public opportunities for birding and wildlife viewing.

10/04/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast Hires Four

The foundation also announced several internal promotions.

08/03/2021 By Staff

On Par

The Bobby Jones Nature Trails Have Reopened

The paths are again open to the public now that demolition to make way for future renovations has been completed.

07/22/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Nature

Here Are the Winners of the Conservation Foundation's Summer Photo Contest

Photographers of all ages and experience levels were invited to submit original work showcasing the beauty of natural Florida.

07/01/2021 By Staff

Skrt Skrt

Conservation Foundation Launches New Food Truck Event Series

The first gathering will take place Friday, July 23, with the food truck Curb Your Appetite.

07/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Conservation

Conservation Foundation, Audubon Society Move Forward With Quad Parcels

The 33 acres will buffer the western edge of the environmentally sensitive Celery Fields.

04/06/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Nov. 5-Nov. 11

A Renaissance festival, several new art exhibitions, a nature fest and more.

11/05/2020 By Kay Kipling

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Announces Myakka Headwaters Protected

The 363 acres at the headwaters of the Myakka River in Myakka City are next to the 2,300-acre Flatford Swamp, the river's largest forested wetland.

10/21/2020 By Staff

Awards

Conservation Foundation Announces 2020 Conservation Honorees

The Manatee Fish & Game Association and Beautiful Ponds were both honored at the foundation's virtual Conservation Reception.

10/16/2020 By Staff

Nature

Sarasota County Buys 40 Acres for Environmental Conservation

The property links the existing Old Miakka Preserve to 120,000 acres of conserved land near the Myakka River and Tatum Sawgrass Marsh.

08/06/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Natural Beauty

See the Conservation Foundation's Summer Photo Contest Winners

Here are the winning photos of Conservation Foundation's inaugural summer photo contest, now a virtual exhibit.

07/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Done Deal

Conservation Foundation Hits Fundraising Goal to Preserve Orange Hammock Ranch

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.

05/26/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Good News

Conservation Foundation Permanently Protects Felts Audubon Preserve

The 29-acre public preserve is known for its walking trails and bird-watching opportunities.

05/20/2020 By Staff

Now or Never

The Race Is on to Preserve Orange Hammock Ranch Forever

To seal the deal, the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast must raise $300,000 before the end of the month.

05/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Seeks Public Input

The foundation invites community members to share their perspectives on the direction of land conservation at two "community listening sessions" this month.

08/02/2019 By Staff

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Protects 543 Acres in the Myakka Region

Conserving the land enables the core of the 2,500-acre Tatum Sawgrass marsh to be restored, and will reduce flooding downstream, increase habitat for animals, and improve the health and vitality of the Myakka River.

07/18/2019 By Staff

Conservation

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Awards $20,000 Grant to Conservation Foundation

The money will be used to help protect the threatened Florida scrub jay.

07/09/2019 By Staff