Where We Work

With your help, we protect lands around the waters of the Myakka River, the Manatee River, Sarasota Bay and Charlotte Harbor. 9,769 acres across 36 properties have been saved because of you and others like you, who care about our lands, waters, and way of life. This adds up to more than 15 square miles of lands that provide for all — trails for hiking, kayak landings, historic ranch lands, safe drinking water and bay and river water access for kayaking and fishing. These lands provide for nature too — safe homes for imperiled animals like the gopher tortoise, nesting spots for eagles and osprey, and connective greenways for bobcats and Florida panthers.

Where are we working now? Learn more about Orange Hammock Ranch, Murphy Marsh, The Legacy Trail Extension,  River Oaks Preserve at Village of Estero, and Myakka Island Conservation Corridor. 

In July 2018,  Conservation Foundation became the owner of 91 acres of land conservation holdings from The Myakka Conservancy.  Visit Tatum Sawgrass Conservation Area and Upper Myakka Preserve to learn more.

In June 2018, Conservation Foundation assisted the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in the successful conservation of the 56-acre Coral Creek Peninsula. 

In May 2018,  Conservation Foundation oversaw the successful permanent conservation of  43.82 acres on the Braden River, named the Floyd C. Johnson & Flo Singer Johnson Preserve at Braden River.

 

For a complete list of special places protected forever and our current projects, visit Protected Places and Conservation Initiatives. You can also click on a region of the map below (A - Manatee River, B - Coastal Bays, C - Myakka River, D - Charlotte Harbor)  or a property number to discover many treasured places.

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