Call to Action for Bobby Jones

Sarasota City Commissioners will hold a special meeting to determine the fate of Bobby Jones Golf Club on Monday, January 10. In addition to discussing future management, financing, golf renovations, and wetland restoration for the nearly 300-acre property, City Commissioners will decide if the land will be protected forever.

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast has already negotiated the conservation easement with city staff and is awaiting commission approval. With an easement in place, the public can be assured the land will never be used for anything other than the enjoyment of golf, recreation, or as natural lands. Friends of The Legacy Trail (FLT) has endorsed this easement.

FLT’s mission is to support the Legacy Trail and its connectors. With that in mind, it sees Bobby Jones as a destination from the new Legacy Trail North Extension. From there, one could proceed to another destination, Nathan Benderson Park, which will be near the planned Mote Science Education Aquarium.

FLT is encouraging people to attend the January 10 Sarasota City Commission Special Meeting, 1565 First Street, Room 101, at 9:00 a.m. and wear green shirts to express support for the Bobby Jones conservation plan. Follow us on social media and visit this web page for updates and more information.

map of Connector to Nathan Benderson Park