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Wildflower Restoration: Clearing and the Burn Pit

August 15, 2018

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Diversified Professional Services, DPS, is the prime contractor for the restoration work currently underway at Wildflower Preserve.  Their crew has been actively working over the last few weeks to clear vegetation in the areas of the preserve that will be modified as part of the wetland expansion. Surveyors came onsite before the clearing work began and […]

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Wildflower Restoration Update: Gopher Tortoises and More

August 7, 2018

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We’re pleased to report that, after several weeks of delay to resolve final permitting issues, restoration work is now in “full swing” at Wildflower Preserve. One of the first project activities has been protecting the onsite gopher tortoises. Gopher tortoises are listed as a “threatened” species in Florida and a special FWC permit is required […]

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Wildflower Preserve Wetlands Restoration Groundbreaking!

April 28, 2018

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On a beautiful Saturday morning, April 28, 2018, an enthusiastic crowd of Lemon Bay Conservancy supporters gathered at Wildflower Preserve to celebrate the start of the Wetlands Restoration phase of the Wildflower Preserve Habitat Restoration Project. LBC president Jim Cooper welcomed everyone. Jim noted that the Conservancy has been working on this major initiative since […]

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Feb. 10 “Open House” at Wildflower Preserve!

December 28, 2017

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Lemon Bay Conservancy invites you to a free “Open House” at Wildflower Preserve on Saturday, February 10, 2018!  Wildflower is an 80-acre former golf course that is being restored as a wildlife preserve.  Come explore nature and learn about the restoration project! Guided Trail Walks with our knowledgeable guides will leave throughout the event. Our […]

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Feb. 26 Presentation at Manasota Beach Club

December 28, 2017

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On Feb. 26, from noon to 1:30, Jim Cooper and Eva Furner will speak as part of the Manasota Beach Club luncheon lecture series.  Their presentation topics is “Converting a Golf Course to a Nature Preserve:  The Story of Wildflower Preserve.”  They will discuss how Lemon Bay Conservancy, our partners and our volunteers are working […]

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