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City, Conservation Foundation of Gulf Coast explore partnership for Bobby Jones Golf Club

Sarasota, FL: The City of Sarasota and the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast have begun to discuss ways to preserve the 300-acre Bobby Jones Golf Club property in perpetuity for golf, recreation and as natural lands.

The City and Conservation Foundation are exploring the possibility of placing a permanent conservation easement upon the entire property that may be held, monitored and enforced by the Foundation, a nationally accredited conservation organization that has permanently protected more than 11,000 acres of critical lands.

This would ensure the permanent conservation of this green space and allow compatible future uses, which would be limited to golf, light recreation, natural resource restoration and protection as parkland or open space. The property would be endowed with adequate funding so that it can be maintained for decades to come.