OSPREY, FL (February 10, 2017) Join Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast for a reception on Wednesday, February 22, 5:30pm to 7:30pm, and view the photography exhibit, “A Tale of Two Ranches.” The exhibit showcases the natural beauty of two ranches having great regional significance, Triangle Ranch, permanently conserved forever, and Orange Hammock Ranch, needing protection. Photographers Glenn Gardner provided the images of Triangle Ranch, and Everett Marc provided those of Orange Hammock Ranch. The cocktail reception will be held at the foundation’s headquarters at Bay Preserve, 400 Palmetto Avenue in Osprey. RSVP at www.conservationfoundation.com/events or call (941) 918-2100. The photography exhibit runs through February and may be viewed during the hours of 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday.
Triangle Ranch is a 1,143-acre ranch located in Manatee County just north of Myakka River State Park. In October, Conservation Foundation completed a three-year effort to protect this property forever, involving many public and private organizations and the generous commitment of Bradenton philanthropist Elizabeth Moore. Protecting Triangle Ranch safeguards the Myakka River and the protected lands downstream. This conservation success is an integral piece of Conservation Foundation’s ambitious Myakka Island Conservation Corridor initiative.
Orange Hammock Ranch is a 5,774-acre property within the City of North Port. Conservation Foundation is currently bringing public partners together and working toward an agreement to protect this property forever, as well. The protection of Orange Hammock Ranch is critical to the drinking water supply of North Port, will help prevent flooding, provide essential habitat for many birds and animals, and may provide public access.
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast saves land, forever, protecting those special natural lands that make this region extraordinary. Working with landowners, businesses, and government, Conservation Foundation protects 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 conservation agreements and educates for responsible land and water stewardship in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee Counties. Learn more at www.conservationfoundation.com.