We need your new, valuable donations
for our fundraising auction.
We are excited to announce our first online auction fundraiser has been scheduled for December 4-11, 2021.

We are in need of sponsors and a variety of donated items to put up for bid to make this fundraiser a success! If you are interested in participating, email or call or text 941-218-9775. We'll send you our fundraiser information packet containing all the details you'll need to know to join in.
We look forward to collaborating with our local community residents and business organizations in continuing our mission to conserve undeveloped land in North Port and its Surrounding Areas.
We recently did the first field evaluation of our most recently donated ¼ acre parcel from Dick and Isabella Copenhaver. We are thrilled to confirm the parcel hosts 35 slash pine trees of various circumference, the most we’ve conserved on one parcel thus far.

Slash pines create a natural bird sanctuary...they provide shelter to birds from predators, places to perch for ospreys and owls on the hunt, attract the pileated and other woodpeckers and are home to owls. Black Vultures and migratory birds will rest in them. Even eagles and egrets will make their nests in the treetops of a large pine. Pine seeds are a great food source for squirrels and other animals. (Info source:

North Port in particular is in a “Pine Flatwoods” community; these trees are meant to be here. Unfortunately though, they are being removed for development in our area and Statewide at a rapid pace every single day with few to none being conserved or replaced. If you don’t have any in your yard, we encourage you to plant at least one today! Planting back what once grew on your parcel before your home was built is an ideal way to help maintain our area’s biodiversity and tree canopy. Contact us and we can help you choose the right place in your yard to host this beautiful and important tree. (email or call or text 941-218-9775)
Who knows what we will see on this walk?
Saturday From 10:00 - 11:30 AM
November 13 & December 11

Join us on a slow and relaxing walk around the Shannon Staub Library pond (4675 Career Lane in North Port) to view, identify and discuss birds, native plants and pollinators and the importance of maintaining healthy native habitat around storm water ponds and along waterway banks. Novices and experts are welcome, open to all ages with proper supervision.

A Night with the Florida Scrub-jay
(Via Zoom) with Katherine Prophet
(Registration Required)

We all think these cute little Jays are pretty special.
Join us for an evening of discussion about the Florida Scrub-jay by Katherine Prophet, Environmental Biologist, Ornithologist, CIG, President of the Manatee County Audubon Society and Co-founder Florida Scrub Jay Conservation Society.
As many already know, North Port has a population of these threatened and endemic birds, as do some of our surrounding areas.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
If you think native Florida species like the Scrub Jay are important and deserve to be preserved, please help us continue our efforts to help preserve all that is important.

JOIN US IN SUPPORT needs your signed petition to put five important environmental amendments on the ballot. is a non-partisan effort seeking to put 5 conservation amendments on the 2022 ballot (The Right to Clean Water, Florida Iconic Species Protection, Florida Wetlands Protection, Captive Wildlife Hunting Ban, and Florida Toll Road Expansion Ban). In order to do this, their goal is 900,000 signed and dated petitions by November 30, 2021. Petitions must be printed, signed, and mailed in. Keep Florida Alive – Sign All 5.

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All Clams On Deck is focused on maintaining clean water in the Southwest Florida estuaries
All Clams On Deck is a new water quality initiative that will support ecosystem sustainability and resilience through restoring clam populations and seagrass meadows in the Charlotte Harbor, Sarasota Bay and Tampa Bay estuaries.

The success of this initiative will result in improved water quality, reduced algal blooms, and heathier habitats for commercial and recreational fisheries.

Their website is FULL of information:

We continue to seek volunteers. Even if you can’t participate in person, you can participate via Zoom meetings or telephone conferences.  Often just simple discussion can lead to great accomplishments! Email us at if you are interested:
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