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Jun 14, 2006
TMC is very pleased to announce the gift of a conservation easement from Ms. Daphne Scott to TMC on her property which is located just a short distance north of the Myakka River


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Myakka Conservancy, Inc.
PO Box 1501
Sarasota, FL 34230

Phone: (941) 954-5920
Fax: (941) 923-2542

PostHeaderIcon Myakka River Basin - Fish and Wildlife

Seventy-six species of protected wildlife are either known to use the basin or likely to be found here. Some examples include sea turtles and West Indian manatees in the tidal river; wood storks and many wading birds in swamps and shallow wetlands; occasional black bear in the hammocks and open woods; bald eagles and osprey over the lakes and broad tidal river; and scrub jays, gopher tortoises, and indigo snakes in the dry scrub forests. The lower river is also home to the extremely rare sawfish, now completely protected from harvest in Florida waters.