Save the Gladys Douglas Hackworth Property

We're almost there!

Between the City of Dunedin, Pinellas County, two very generous donors, and an entire community that has pulled together raise funds to protect this land,  over $9.7M of the $10M requested by the estate by January 31st has been raised.  WE CAN DO THIS!  Donate at  tinyurl.com/FNPS4GDP  or text ROSEMARY to 71441

The Fundraiser at the Woodwright Brewery co-hosted by Florida Native Plant Society and Blue-Green Connections was a big success!

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Many thanks to all involved in making this fundraising effort a succes including Florida Native Plant Society, Suncoast Group Sierra Club, Pinellas Community Foundation, City of Dunedin, WMNF, Dunedin International Film Festval, Devyn Waitt and Nichole Mattheus.

A special thanks to filmmaker Devyn Waitt and cinematographer Carlton Ward for producing this documentary, Instructions for Conserving an Ecosystem  - a look at the combined efforts local citizens, press, government and environmental organizations have put forth to conserve 44 acres of endangered Rosemary Scrub Pine Ecosystem in Pinellas county.  Hopefully it can be used as a tool for future conservation efforts. Thank you also, to Dr. Sylvia Earle who made the connections that initiated the production of this documentary.  We all have reason for hope!

Check out the City of Dunedin's livestream of the fundraising event here!

https://www.facebook.com/cityofdunedin/videos/856093811897041

 

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PRESS RELEASE

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Links:

 

TUNE IN live at tinyurl.com/SavetheGDPLive

Visit the Benefit Concert Facebook event page for more information on the event  

Visit the Silent Auction website at tinyurl.com/GDPauction


DONATE $ at  tinyurl.com/FNPS4GDP    or text ROSEMARY to 71441


SILENT AUCTION  

BID  or DONATE ITEM at tinyurl.com/GDPauction

Visit the Silent Auction Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/454097748946243/


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/      #SAVETHEGDP  

Join the Facebook group #SaveTheGDP for all the latest information!  Many thanks to Nichole Mattheus for setting this up as a way to bring the community together to rally around this initiative!

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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/

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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/