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Segment 1 of the North Extension Now Open!!

Segment 1 of the Legacy Trail North Extension from Proctor Road to Bahia Vista is now open to the public!! In addition, the county has also opened sections of Segment 2 from Culverhouse Nature Park to Sawyer Loop Road, and from Proctor Road to just north of Ashton Road.

Since Friends of The Legacy Trail first proposed extending The Trail into downtown Sarasota in 2013, it has been a long, hard, campaign with many ups and downs along the way.  The opening of Segment 1 represents a very significant milestone for our community and all who have supported and worked for the Extension.

Here are a few scenes showing how we got here:

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FLT Proposes Trail Extension to County Commissioners
Photo from Sarasoto News Leader Oct. 11, 2013
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Hundreds of Information Tables
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Meetings with County Commissioners
New Sign and Board Members

FLT Board Members Celebrate Purchase of
First 2-Mile Rail Segment

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FLT Speakers Bureau Gave Many Presentations
to Local Organizations
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Campaigning Everywhere
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Two of Our Biggest Supporters
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Thank You Sarasota County
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Election Day
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We Won!!
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Celebrating Purchase of Rail Corridor
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Groundbreaking for the North Extension
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Trail Clearing Begins
Segment 2 Clearing
Plaque at South Creek Rest Stop
Progress! Trail clearing proceeding on
Segment 2 of the extension.
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Construction Begins
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Paving Begins on Segment 1
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New kiosk, palm trees, and pavement
at Wilkinson Ave. Intersection
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Map of Newly Opened Segments

Groundbreaking for Legacy Trail North port connector

Groundbreaking for the paved section of the North Port Legacy Trail Connector was held this morning, Monday, June 6. FLT was represented at the event by (left) Sharon Donovan (FLT Newsletter Editor & NP Representative), (center) Louis Kosiba (FLT President), and (right) Rita Miotti (FLT vice-President).

FLT was thanked by everyone who spoke, including Nicole Rissler (Sarasota County Parks Department) and County Commissioners Alan Maio and Ron Cutsinger. It was a very positive event, which is what we all need these days!