OSPREY, FL (July 24, 2018) On July 23, Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast became the owner of 91 acres of land conservation holdings from The Myakka Conservancy, a 27-year old organization with a long history and legacy of land conservation.
“Last year, The Myakka Conservancy was standing at a crossroads in their strategic direction. They decided to give Conservation Foundation their conserved land holdings in order to ensure these special places are saved, forever,” notes Christine Johnson, president of Conservation Foundation. “We are honored The Myakka Conservancy chose Conservation Foundation to continue the good work they started. We applaud their foresight, legacy and their leadership.”
Formed as a nonprofit in 1991, The Myakka Conservancy was dedicated to preserving the Myakka River basin’s scenic resources, agricultural heritage, and diverse natural ecosystems. The Conservancy protected land along the “Wild and Scenic” Myakka River in Sarasota County and within the river’s watershed in Manatee County. Accepting The Myakka Conservancy’s properties adds to Conservation Foundation’s efforts to protect and restore the Myakka River and the Tatum Sawgrass marsh. Conservation Foundation will ensure the conserved lands are protected forever.
About Conservation Foundation
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.