The League of Women Voters’ next Hot Topic luncheon will explore one of the most
important issues confronting Florida today – conservation and protection of the land for
the benefit of generations to come. The Feb. 26 luncheon is open to the public.
Christine Johnson, president of the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, will
discuss why local land preservation matters and how individuals can be part of a true
The luncheon will be held from 11:30 to 1:00, Monday Feb. 26, at Marina Jacks
restaurant, Sarasota Bayfront. Admission is $25 for members, $30 for non-members.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the League’s website, www.lwvsrq.org, for reservations.
The League’s members have identified environmental issues as one of their most
pressing concerns. “Hot Topics” is a regular series of luncheons where public figures
discuss those issues. The last one featured the Sarasota County supervisor of elections,
This month, Ms. Johnson will explain how responsible stewardship can preserve our
beautiful natural habitat, water, and shorelines for all of us. In addition, she will provide
an update of current legislative conservation issues facing our area.
The Foundation is a nationally accredited land trust which partners with preservationists,
landowners, developers and government officials to protect and preserve the natural
environment of Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and Lee Counties. The group purchases
sensitive land areas, negotiates land conservation agreements and advocates for