Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

City Backs Conservation for Tract

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

City Backs Conservation for Tract

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NORTH PORT

NORTH PORT -- Envisioning North Port's future as an ecotourism destination, city commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to support the conservation of Orange Hammock Ranch.

The 5,774-acre privately owned property, formerly known as Isles of Athena and then McCall Ranch, is up for sale. Orange Hammock Ranch's owner has given the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast in Osprey through June to come up with $22 million for the purchase.

City commissioners voted to to send the Conservation Foundation a letter of support. While not voting to spend city money, the commission's action was significant because North Port leaders previously had urged that at least part of the land be opened for development.

"Now that we have a home rule . …

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