Permanently Conserving Land in Area Neighborhoods
for the Benefit of All Living Things
Permanently Conserving Land in Area Neighborhoods
for the Benefit of All Living Things
WHAT: On June 14th the Charlotte County Commission confirmed we are the winning surplus auction bidders on 6 lots which are divided into two 3-lot sets for $12,000 each (total purchase price $24,000 or $4,000 per lot).
Diplomat Drive/Washington Street Neighborhood
Flarian Drive/Broadpoint Drive Neighborhood
WHY: Similar to North Port, Harbour Heights hosts populations of the Florida Scrub-jay and the Gopher Tortoise; both are listed as a threatened species and both are rapidly losing habitat as the human population in Harbour Heights continues to grow. Contiguous parcels of conservation land are helpful to all species in areas of development as they help to provide corridors for wildlife to move about, live, feed and raise their young in safety.
We successfully raised $12,000 in 60 days and received a matching donation of $12,000 from an anonymous Harbour Heights Resident.
We purchased the parcels from Charlotte County on August 22, 2022 for $24,000, permanently protecting them from development.
Nicole Noles Collins, Realtor with Exit Compass Realty-Port Charlotte
To find a new home or sell yours, visit Nicole’s website at https://www.nicole.homesforsaleportcharlotte.com/
visit her office at 18326 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte FL 33948 or phone her at
cell: 941-661-9113 or office: 941-889-7299.
North Port Friends of Wildlife is a chapter of Friends of Sarasota County Parks (FOSCP).
NPFOWL was founded in 2014 by individuals who, in light of North Port’s fast paced growth, felt wildlife and wildlife habitat needed protection.
The goal of NPFOWL is to educate and encourage the community, developers and government officials to protect our wildlife and natural resources - trees, air and water. North Port has an abundance of these, which should be protected for future generations.
Pie-licious Bake Shoppe is owned and operated by Alice White. Located in North Port, the Shoppe features a variety of homemade pies for delivery or pick-up.
Alice operates under the Florida Cottage Food Law, baking from her home kitchen in a pet-free, smoke-free environment since 2010.
She makes her own pie crust and fillings, and each pie is hand-rolled and made to order (one-day notice). (Order early in the day and you might have your pie by that afternoon!).
Pies can be personalized and gift-wrapped.
To shop/order visit: https://www.pieliciousbakeshoppe.com
Nicole Noles Collins, Acupuncture Physician at Vitalichi Acupuncture in Port Charlotte offers holistic medicine and homeopathy to restore your vital energy. Meditation classes are also currently available.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the oldest health care systems in the world and is especially effective at treating chronic health conditions with a minimum of side effects.
To learn more visit her website at www.vitalichiacupuncture.com
(be sure to read her interesting bio); visit the beautiful wooded business campus that houses her practice at 3440 Conway Blvd. Unit 1D, Port Charlotte FL 33952 or call 941-979-9793.
We are a 501c3 non-profit entity focused on acquiring and permanently conserving undeveloped natural land parcels in neighborhoods of North Port and its Surrounding Areas (Sarasota and Charlotte Counties) to provide a greenspace balance between where nature has lived for decades and where we live today as our population continues to grow at a rapid pace.
Conserving natural land in our neighborhoods allows for the preservation/protection of, education about, and co-existence with, our local native flora and fauna, especially threatened species such as the Gopher Tortoise and Florida Scrub-jay.
Conservation of natural land amidst residential development preserves wildlife habitat, threatened and/or endangered species and biodiversity; maintains scenic landscape for people; helps reduce flooding; helps filter water/improve water quality; and maintains the tree canopy and native vegetation that serve as filters for our air. Conserving land increases property values near these greenspaces too.
Each parcel of land on this example street in North Port is individually owned and subject to being completely clear-cut for residential development, removing vital habitat for our wildlife and erasing our tree canopy and native plant life. Many of North Port's surrounding areas such as Port Charlotte, Harbour Heights , Venice, Sarasota and Englewood also consist of streets/neighborhoods like this one.
Collectively with the support of concerned citizens we can acquire and permanently conserve land in our neighborhoods in its natural state forever, thereby creating a balance between development and the environment for the co-existence of all living things.
Join our effort by donating today.
PARCEL PURCHASE CONTRACTS CURRENTLY PENDING: 0 PARCEL DONATION CONTRACTS CURRENTLY PENDING: 0
5K timed run - $20.22 ages 8 and up
5K walk or 1K walk - $10.11 ages 8 and up
Walkers and leashed dogs welcome on the 5K course, or there is a 1K route option available.
Race timing will be provided by Beach Bum Timing (www.beachbumtiming.com).
Post-race/walk, plan to visit our Sponsor/Guest tables and “Wellness Forest” with The Caregiver Connection Coalition of Sarasota/Charlotte Counties including complimentary Yoga by Cocoa Yoga Café to registered participants. Register for Yoga here: www.metamorphosis-3.com/about-4
PACKET PICK-UP: 3465 Alfred Road, North Port, FL 34286 on Thursday February 17 from 8:00 am - 6:30 pm.
Visit the Events tab of our website to learn more about the natural environment of the park and further details on the run/walk.
EarthBalance® is one of the largest hands-on ecological restoration and environmental consulting firms in the country. Founded in 1985 as Florida Environmental, Inc., they’ve been permitting, restoring, protecting, and managing ecosystems throughout the United States and the Caribbean for over 30 years.
They apply environmental science and industry-leading technologies to develop ecological solutions that balance nature with the needs of people.
To learn more, visit: http://www.earthbalance.com/
And check out their native plant nursery too:
Their North Port Corporate Headquarters office is located at 2570 Commerce Parkway off of Toledo Blade Blvd.
SCORR is South Sarasota County's off-road bike club. They coordinate with local land managers to improve off-road riding in Venice, Englewood and North Port, building new trails and improving existing ones. No membership fees are required. To become a member simply like them on Facebook @ SCORR Riders.
SCORR holds local weekly Tuesday night rides. Their annual " Piggy's Revenge" event is set for January 30th 2022.
To learn more, visit:
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-468-1136.
Discover Wild Florida on your off-road bike with SCORR!
Evergreen Holistic of North Port, Florida is a community of independent holistic practitioners coming together under one roof to cultivate physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
It is their belief that when you include a holistic approach to your health and wellness journey it can empower you to take back an active role in your own self-care.
Each practitioner brings a specialized approach and valuable insight into the wellness journey by offering yoga, meditation, therapeutic massage, energy healing, sound healing and house blessings.
To learn more, visit: https://www.evergreenholistic.org/
Hours by appointment only at 2525 Bobcat Village Center Road, Unit 104 in North Port. 941-423-5409
North Port Friends of Wildlife is a chapter of Friends of Sarasota County Parks (FOSCP). NPFOWL was founded in 2014 by individuals who, in light of North Port’s fast paced growth, felt wildlife and wildlife habitat needed protection.
The goal of NPFOWL is to educate and encourage the community, developers and government officials to protect our wildlife and natural resources - trees, air and water. North Port has an abundance of these , which should be protected for future generations.
Southern Shores Metal Works, LLC (Chris Kovach, certified welder) provides welding (including aluminum and stainless steel) and fabrication, complete trailer refurbish/modification/service/repair, electric gate opener installation/service/repair, ATV service, UTV service and more in North Port and surrounding areas. Mobile service available as well, Chris will work on site at your location when the job permits.
To learn more and view a variety of project photos visit:
Or contact 941-815-1565
Howell Concrete & Land Service, Inc. has over 25 years of professional experience in civil and environmental construction services.
Founded and operated by William Howell, a Florida Master Naturalist and Venice native, the company specializes in concrete services, storm water maintenance, selective land clearing, invasive species removal, erosion repair, shoreline restoration and excavation services, featuring a Menzi Muck walking excavator.
The company's goal is to provide a “grass roots” approach towards all of your project needs.
The objectives and purposes of the Peace River Audubon Society fall into three primary areas: Birding, Conservation, and Education.
PRAS offers a variety of outdoor walkabouts, field trips and other educational events in our local area centered around these objectives. They also offer a program to have your yard certified as a Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary, issue a monthly newsletter, post an ongoing blog and more.
Kokokahn Essential Oils specializes in aromatherapy and essential oils made with unrefined, organic ingredients and pure essential oils. It is a small family-owned business with a passion for the healing power of plants.
All of their products are handcrafted in North Port, FL and formulated by Traci Dalrymple, Kokokahn Founder. Traci has over 20 years of experience in essential oils and aromatherapy.
The professional specialties of WENDY NAMACK, Certified Financial Planner, focus on comprehensive financial planning, integrated wealth management advisory services, estate and trust planning services, retirement and income planning, business services, and succession planning.
In February 2009, Wendy opened her independent practice, NAMACK PORTFOLIO INVESTMENT PROTESSIONALS, INC., in North Port, Florida. Securities and advisory services are offered through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser.
Previously, Wendy was an associate vice president–investment officer with Wachovia Securities, LLC, and its predecessor, AG Edwards & Sons, Inc., for 13 years, having worked in branches in Englewood and Bradenton, Florida.
To learn more, visit:
Phone and Text – (941) 429-2911
Email – Wendy@Namack.com
Branch Location -- Cowork Hive, 14260 Tamiami TRL, North Port, FL 34287
Mailing Address -- 1181 S Sumter BLVD #319, North Port FL 34287
TERVIS got its start in 1940 when the first 16oz tumbler was born, keeping hot beverages hot and cold ones cold while reducing condensation, preventing table rings and being dishwasher safe.
Over the years the Tervis collection expanded from the 16oz tumbler to a handled mug, 24 oz tumbler, customer customizable tumblers, water bottle, stainless steel and their "Take Your Tervis" campaign which encourages consumers to take and refill their Tervis instead of choosing single-use beverage containers.
Tervis has a goal to be a Zero Waste to landfill facility by the end of 2022. This means that, as a manufacturer, they are not sending ANYTHING to a landfill. Instead, they will REDUCE, REUSE OR RECYCLE all waste produced at their factory here in Southwest Florida.
Many (eventually ALL) products they produce, can be returned to them to be broken down and reused as brand new products.
These new products include park benches and flower pots that they donate to schools and parks, vases for special occasions and recycled tumblers. They advise they will do whatever it takes to ensure their products do not impact our oceans and landfills.
Learn more about their sustainability program here:
Learn more about the company and their products here:
NATIVE PLANT SPONSORS
Working to enrich the lives of isolated seniors and caregivers by providing programs that offer relaxation, support and socialization.
Director of Community Relations
1020 N. Tamiami Trail
North Venice, FL 34275
EMPATH HEALTH/TIDEWELL HOSPICE
Community Relations Representative
6310 Capital Drive, Suite 100
Lakewood Ranch, FL, 34202
Cell: (941) 524-0526
Valerie’s House is a nonprofit organization that helps children and families who have lost a loved one to go on to live fulfilling lives. Their vision is that no child grieves alone. Valerie’s House offers grief group support groups for families in Sarasota, Charlotte, Desoto, Lee, and Collier County. All of their services are free of charge to our families. They also offer services to grieving students in Southwest Florida schools. They have a mentoring program and offer grief counseling.
Christine Carey, Director of Charlotte County
Cell: (239) 841-0382
JIM AND SUE RESKE, REALTORS
The Reske Results Team
Cell: (941) 276-4219
THANK YOU to our online auction facilitator, 511AUCTION.COM for agreeing to handle this event as an in-kind service to our nonprofit through its website.
ONLINE PREVIEW of CATALOG OF ITEMS opens December 1st at 9:00 am.
ONLINE BIDDING begins December 4th at 9:00 am and runs through December 11th at 7:00 pm.
Our gallery of almost 150 auction items was contributed by a great number of individual, nonprofit and business donors and a heartfelt thanks goes out to each and every one of them for helping us make this auction a reality.
VISIT THE EVENTS TAB OF OUR WEBSITE FOR ALL DETAILS ON HOW TO PREVIEW, SIGN UP AND BID TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ONLINE AUCTION FUNDRAISER.
Suncoast Ecological Services, LLC Provides pre-purchase and pre-development assessments of land to determine what natural resources might impact development.
Other services include gopher tortoise surveys and relocation, scrub jay surveys, nesting surveys, bald eagle monitoring, burrowing owl permits, wetland delineation, and more.
Environmental consulting that works for you, whether you've already purchased a parcel to build on, or are planning to. To learn more, visit http://www.suncoasteco.com
The Kindness Community works to share the healing power of Art and Kindness ~ to ourselves, to one another, and to our Mother Earth. We share a vision of co-existing and connectedness.
Please take a minute and sign the Kindness Pledge here.
Learn more about The Kindness Community at: https://www.facebook.com/kindnesscommunityfl/
Donna's book "Sanctuary of Peace" is a collection of poems and related photographs that offers readers insights, inspiration and guidance on living a peaceful life.
To learn more about the book and view some of Donna's other stories, photos and poems, visit her website at http://www.mypeacesanctuary.com.
ECOSWF is a membership of organizations and individuals who are devoted to the general purpose of conservation of the natural resources of Florida (air, water, soil, wildlife, historic and architecturally significant structures, flora and fauna).
To view the membership roster and/or to learn more about them visit their website at www.ecoswf.org.
The Williams Family in North Port are private land owner conservationists. They have purchased 3 parcels to date near their home specifically to protect habitat for several Gopher Tortoises that have lived there for many years. They are actively pursuing the purchase of 2 more parcels.
Recently The Env. Conservancy assisted them in communicating with a local builder and an environmental specialist in an effort to see the builder retain gopher tortoises on its parcel on-site next door to The Williams Nature Preserve rather than their being relocated off-site in an effort to maintain the tortoise population on the block.
The on-site relocation was a success and we hope to continue communicating with other local builders in the future toward keeping Gopher Tortoises on-site near their homes while human homes are built nearby.
Any residents in our area who have purchased land themselves for the purpose of conservation for the protection of our wildlife, flora and tree canopy are private land conservationists too, and we THANK YOU for being land conservationists with us!
2nd Annual Race to Conserve 5K Run (Timed) or 1K/5K Walk on
February 18, 2023
at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in North Port
(Timing by www.BeachBumTiming.com )
VIEW THE SPONSORSHIP PACKET HERE:
GET CURRENT DETAILS AND REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE HERE: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/NorthPort/RacetoConserve
5K Run (Timed): $20.23
1K/5K Walk (Untimed): $10.23
Runners/Walkers under age 8 can participate in the run/walk free of charge.
Leashed dogs welcome!