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call to action

Tell our legislators: Finish the job!  Final funding for Florida Forever is in jeopardy until the legislature finalizes the budget by June 30. Urge your Florida legislators to follow the spirit of Amendment 1 and fully fund Florida Forever!    Here’s how…

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upcoming events

Bay Preserve
May 30th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for a fun and educational day at the grand opening of the Bay Preserve Discovery Zone created by Leadership Sarasota County. Kids activities including water fun, tree climbing,martial arts lessons, and face painting.
Bay Preserve
Jun 09th 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Are you intrigued or a little frightened by bats? Join us for this children's presentation exploring the mysterious lives of bats, by Brenda M. Spalding, author of several children's books, including "Just Batty".
Bay Preserve
Jul 11th 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Enjoy a morning adventure on Little Sarasota Bay with fellow nature lovers! Guided by Conservation Foundation biologist, Lee Amos.



in the news

April 27, 2015 - Legislators ignore voter intent on Amendment 1 in the Tampa Bay Times

April 25, 2015 - Florida Legislature Has Its Own Ideas for Voter-Approved Conservation Fund in the New York Times

April 2015 -  Education Matters in SCENE magazine

Mar 25, 2015 - Protect Myakka Ranchlands

Mar 23, 2105 - Saving Myakka Ranchlands is the essence of Amendment 1

Mar 22, 2015 - The Conservation Question

our conservation work 


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