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.
The 11th Annual Tour de North Port “It’s the Green Pumpkin!” Sponsored by People for Trees Sunday, October 24, 2021
Registration is now open here for this fun, organized, on-road scenic bicycle ride with routes of 15, 35, or 65 miles that travel through some of North Port’s most beautiful natural settings, featuring the Florida pine flatwoods and the parks that border Myakkahatchee Creek, with each route having its own color-coded road markings. Tour de North Port is not a race.
The event includes breakfast donated by First Watch, a catered lunch, delicious desserts (including not-to-be-missed homemade pies), fully-stocked rest stops with homemade snacks, and full mobile support-and-gear (SAG) vehicle provided by Louie’s Bicycles of North Port and Real Bikes of Venice. Pre-registration online by October 22 is $50, day-of is $55. Groups of six or more, $45 each.
The first 400 to register will receive a free ride t-shirt and goodie bag. Doors open at 7:00 a.m. for check-in and breakfast, with group starts beginning at 8:00 a.m. from Imagine School, 2757 Sycamore St., North Port. Early pick-up for registration packet/t-shirt and check-in available on Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., during the Taste of North Port Food Fest at the City Center Front Green (4970 City Hall Blvd., North Port). In-person registrations will also be accepted during this time, for $50. For online registration and more information, go here or visit People for Trees, or contact Alice White, (941) 468-2486, email@example.com.
Proceeds benefit the efforts of People for Trees, a local nonprofit native tree advocacy group, since 1997 educating the public about the importance of maintaining and protecting our native tree canopy.
Friends of The Legacy Trail will have an information table at the event.
Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13: Contractors have placed a fence across the existing Legacy Trail, just north of Culverhouse Nature Park, to delineate the active work area of the Legacy Trail Northern Extension Project. Please turn around at the designated area, and do not enter the active construction site.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the start of construction of the north Legacy Trail Extension is scheduled for this Thursday July 9 at 10:30 a.m. Attendance at the event is restricted due to Covid-19 concerns, however, everyone can watch via a live event on the Sarasota County Facebook page.
Double or Triple Your Donation to Support The Legacy Trail
Once every two years this unique 24-hour event enables all donors to maximize the value of their contributions to Friends of The Legacy Trail.
Every donation of $25-$100 is matched by The Patterson Foundation. In addition, two FLT board donors will also match all $25-$100 donations up to a total of $2000. Therefore the first $2000 in donations will then equal $6000!
If you have been thinking of making a donation to support The Legacy Trail, please take advantage of this opportunity to leverage your donation.
10th Annual Tour de North Port, Sunday, October 20.
Registration – now open for this annual fun, organized, on-road scenic bicycle ride with routes of 15, 35, or 65 miles. Travel through some of North Port’s most beautiful, natural settings: Florida pine flatwoods & parks that border the Myakkahatchee Creek –each route has its own color-coded road markings. Sponsored by People for Trees.