Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 9, 2013
April 9, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #28

The Nature Conservancy Grant


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director, X4601

Action Requested
Execute agreement with The Nature Conservancy to accept grant award of $12,840 for roller chopping activities at Duette Preserve.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. 125

Background Discussion

At over 21,000 acres, Duette Preserve, located in eastern Manatee County, is the largest preserve managed by the Natural Resources Department.   Many diverse animal species can be found on the property including the Federally listed threatened Florida Scrub Jay.

The Nature Conservancy has awarded Manatee County a grant in the amount of $12,840 for roller chopping of approximately 200 acres and oversight by a biologist to benefit the areas supporting existing Scrub Jay groups.

The grant is effective April 1, 2013, through December 1, 2014.  No matching funds are required.


County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Send one original copy of executed agreement to Jayne Souders, Natural Resources Dept., to send to The Nature Conservancy

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Nature Conservancy grant.pdf