OSPREY, FL (July 1, 2016) Dr. Helen Jelks King and the Jelks Family Foundation awarded $5,000 to Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast. A long-time supporter of Conservation Foundation, this gift will help support land protection projects, community education and arts and environment programs.
‘We are particularly impressed with your Myakka River work and your creativity in finding ways to make a purchase happen,” notes Helen Jelks King, O.D.
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast saves land, forever, preserving those special natural lands that make our region extraordinary. Working with landowners, businesses, and government, they protect the character and natural integrity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and their watersheds on Florida’s Gulf Coast. A nationally accredited land trust, the Foundation purchases natural areas, holds land preservation agreements and educates for responsible land and water stewardship in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee Counties. Learn more at www.conservationfoundation.com.