Save the Gladys Douglas Hackworth Property

Join us Wednesday, January 27th 6-9pm

 

Florida Native Plant Society and Blue-Green Connections are co-hosting a fundraising event at Woodright Brewing Company Beer Garden.  Tables are sold out and required for social distancing so please tune in to the livestream for local musicians, engaging speakers, and the world-premier of "Instructions for Conserving an Ecosystem"  a documentary created by filmmaker Devyn Waitt with interviews from local activists and Dr. Sylvia Eaerle.  This short film is a look at the combined efforts that  local citizens, press, government and environmental organizations have put forth to conserve 44 acres of endangered Rosemary Scrub Pine Ecosystem in Pinellas county.  You won't want to miss it!

 

How can you help?

 

TUNE IN live at tinyurl.com/SavetheGDPLive

Visit the Facebook event page for more information  


DONATE $ - The Florida Native Plant Society will match proceeds up to $5k of proceeds that are received at tinyurl.com/FNPS4GDP
or by texting ROSEMARY to 71441


SILENT AUCTION  

BID on an item!  

DONATE ITEMS - Do you have something to donate? You can donate in two ways!  Either:

  • Add the item information at tinyurl.com/GDPauction.  This is very much appreciated if you're tech savvy!
  • Email a picture of the item, its value, and donor information to be displayed on the auction website to  tracy@bluegreenconnections.org

STAY UP TO DATE

Questions about current status?  Stay up to date with the latest information by joining the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/savethegdp/

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Join the Facebook group #SaveTheGDP for all the latest information!

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Help preserve this critically endangered natural habitat!

The City of Dunedin and Pinellas County now have until January 31, 2021 to make an offer on this property.  Funds are now the biggest hurdle.  Please make a donation today!  Donation should be made via Pinellas Community Foundation at https://pinellascf.org/save-the-gladys-douglas-preserve/

GDP

Blue-Green Connections is working with a coalition of organizations, including the Sierra Club, the City of Dunedin, Pinellas Community Foundation, Mission Blue, the Florida Native Plant Society and #SavetheGDP, to preserve the last precious green space of its kind in North Pinellas County.  The city of Dunedin and Pinellas County have until January 31, 2021 to make an offer on this property.  Funds are the biggest hurdle.  Please sign the petition and make a donation today!  Click on the link below for more information...
 

In addition to the wildlife benefits, this green space provides a number of “free” natural services to the community which assist in its resiliency, including:

  • Ground water recharging
  • flood control
  • air quality improvements
  • wind calming
  • water filtration

These services are especially important to counter the effects of the extensive surrounding of asphalt, concrete and other impermeable surfaces that divert storm water runoff into our natural water bodies.  In hurricanes, open tree scapes like this absorb storm energy reducing damage to adjacent developments. Developments make storms worse by creating artificial acceleration corridors for wind and sluice ways for surging water.

Purchase Gladys Douglas Preserve Apparel!

 

Hear words of wisdom directly from Dr. Sylvia Earle regarding this property at 1:23:35 from our recent panel discussion!

See the Gladys Douglas Property first hand...

Thanks to filmmaker Devyn Waitt for creating this video.

Help preserve this critically endangered natural habitat.

The City of Dunedin and Pinellas County now have until January 31, 2021 to make an offer on this property.  Funds are now the biggest hurdle.  Please make a donation today!  Donation should be made via Pinellas Community Foundation at https://pinellascf.org/save-the-gladys-douglas-preserve/