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We welcome your participation in making Sarasota County the best place to live or visit. Volunteering connects you to others, increases self-confidence, improves your outlook, helps you to stay physically healthy, and brings fun and fulfillment to your life. Just ask a volunteer.
Our FY19 fiscal year began October 1. Thus far county volunteers and our community partners have contributed 72,900 hours at a national value of $1,799,901.00.
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Art Smith is a Carlton Reserve Resource Monitor who helps protect Florida's natural bromeliads from an invasive Mexican bromeliad weevil first discovered in Florida in 1989. The "Evil Weevil" as it's known is ravishing the Giant Air Plant. To learn more
https://www.carltonreserve.org/invasives/mexican-bromeliad-weevil/ Feb 21 No information for likes
Pickleball is a very popular sport and volunteers love being involved. Steve Miller received his 300 hour service pin today for his assistance with the beginner's class at the Englewood Sports Complex. Joining him L to R: Carolyn Miller, Steve, Park supervisor Wendy Aldridge, Aggie Harrison, Joe Wolters, Jonathan Beebe and Sheila Lacy. We thank you all for volunteering.
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A double award presentation happened today at the T. Mabry Carlton Reserve. Park supervisor Debbie Blanco presented Jim Cranston with his well -deserved 400 hour service pin and Jim presented Debbie with a Good and Plenty Award. The award is a railroad spike from the Legacy Trail and given for the "good work and plenty of it" provided to the volunteers that support the south county preserves and reserves