Properties under Lemon Bay Conservancy ownership.
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To forever protect and preserve the natural features of Lemon Bay, Charlotte Harbor, their surrounding waters and uplands, and vital fish and wildlife habitat, through property preservation, environmental education and advocacy for sustainable land and water conservation policies and practices.
To support that long-range vision, we focus our mission in three areas:
Over the years, the Lemon Bay Conservancy has been involved in saving hundreds of acres of land from development.
Lemon Bay Conservancy hosts programs and events designed to enhance public understanding of environmental topics.
The Lemon Bay Conservancy board advocates for sustainable environmental policies.
Often, the land we help to protect, is placed into public ownership. In other cases, private land owners choose to forever preserve the natural resources on their properties through conservation eastements. And, in some situations, Lemon Bay Conservancy becomes the land owner. In 2010, Lemon Bay Conservancy purchased the 80-acre Wildflower Preserve property and initiated restoration efforts. More recently, we acquired 10-acres of wetlands on Thornton Key.
Partnering with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, we are expanding scientific knowledge with the first ever study of juvenile tarpon in Lemon Creek at Wildflower Preserve.