It's Gone!! The Tucker's Camp Trailer retires.
Click here for gallery. Russ organizes Sarasota County volunteers to help Bill Lemons and his crew remove (permanently) Tucker's Camp trailer for restoration in Indiana.
Visit Friends of the Carlton and Friends of Legacy Trail at
Kiwanis Venice Expo at Venice Community Center 2/28-3/1/14 9-4.
First annual Fire Fest Feb 1, 2014, at Carlton Reserve
Sarasota County crew demonstrates precribed burn,
Eddie Wolfenbarger "suited up" in foreground
(Click to view full size)
SC Natural Resources and other SC agencies conducted a public education/demonstration event featuring talks and walks, helicopters, firetrucks, prescribed burns, information booths, and free food. Friends of the Carlton assisted with parking, site preparation, guided walk, maps and refreshments.
photo by Jim Court
I-75 alternative proposed for the Carlton? Dale White article 1/28/2014
Idea of Road on Protected Land Won't Fly Tom Tryon Editorial 2/2/14
Idea of Road on Protected Land Has Sordid History Jono Miller Editorial 2/6/14
Friends of the Carlton shared the cost of SCORR's new trailhead kiosk and provided posts for marking the start of their new single track biking/hiking trail which begins in the main parking lot.
Friends of the Carlton purchase 3 more digital cameras to help monitor wildlife after panther sightings in January by Myakka River State Park superintendent and Carlton Reserve contractor.
We are a 501(C)3 community support organization whose mission is to support the parks and natural lands of Sarasota County, Florida.
With 24,565 acres on the state protected "wild and scenic" Myakka River, the Carlton Reserve has over 90 miles of trails and nearly 40 square miles for wilderness recreation:
The Carlton Reserve is wilderness habitat/environmentally sensitive land:
No pets No hunting
Economic Benefits of Wilderness: US Fish&Wildlife Service
$4.87 economic benefit for each tax dollar spent on wilderness Click here
75% from passive recreation: hiking, biking, picnicking Click here
Global Forest Change Map: zoom in to view Florida and Carlton
Threatened Native Bromeliad Found in Carlton Reserve Picture here
Friends of the Carlton receive Microsoft grant Click here
Fall 2012 Newsletter Click here
VOLUNTEER WEDNESDAYS RESUME Click here.
Guide and Maps of Invasive Species Click here.
VIDEOS, OTHER RESOURCES
Florida Field Journal: Crowley Museum and Nature Center: video
Florida Field Journal: Selby Gardens 1, by Darryl Saffer video
FL Field Journal: Fire and Flood, Myakka RSP by Darryl Saffer video
Monitor Poaching in Africa, Sri Lanka on iPhone:Instant Wild
Photo of the Month: Stewards of the Land, the Next Generation
Leucistic Buck caught on cameras in Carlton over 5 years: click here
Nature Conservancy Buys Critical Panther Corridor: Click here.
Florida Field Journal: Baby Birds, Save Our Seabirds,by Darryl Saffer:video
Florida Field Journal: Celery Fields-Jeanne Dubi: by Darryl Saffer:video
Gators Gather at Deep Hole: video
Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 17, 2013. View here
Cornell Ornithology Lab Project Preview: BIRDS OF PARADISE
World Heritage Sites 360˚ aerial views
PantherTalk and Natural Lands
Panther Breeding Territory Expanding Northward? Herald Tribune, Oct.12
Panthers May be Moving North St. Pete Times Jan.04
Panther Habitat Facts Tampa Tribune
Panther Habitat Protection in Florida Sierra Club
Lawsuit Over Panther Habitat Protection Sierra Club
Friends of the Fakahatchee Trail Camera Gallery
The Wanderer, Panther No. 62 Craig Pittman
Paving Paradise Craig Pittman