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Save wildlife and nature from excessive development!!

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To purchase for conservation and prevent the development of certain wetland property situated between the Braden River and Braden Woods subdivision and identified as Manatee County Property Parcels 583900006, 583910104, and 583910054 (6804 99th Street East, Bradenton).

Whereas, the aforementioned parcels are adjacent to the Braden River, a water supply for the City of Bradenton and

Whereas, these parcels are home to various indigenous flora and fauna, some of which may be protected species and

Whereas, proposed development will destroy natural habitats and increase the risk of damage to the water supply and adjacent residential properties and

Whereas, proposed development is inconsistent with the surrounding neighborhoods,

We, the undersigned, petition Manatee County to purchase the aforementioned parcels for conservation as a nature preserve and to take the necessary actions to preserve and protect this land from future development and unnecessary human activity.



A new development is being proposed near Braden Woods and River Club in Manatee County. Rezoning must be approved before construction can begin.

The land is located at 6804 99th Street East in Bradenton (Parcel IDs 583900006, 583910104, 583910054).

The proposed subdivision will be a gated community of 32 luxury homes situated on sensitive land that borders the Braden River, source of Bradenton's water supply. The homes will be constructed on lots that will be cleared of existing trees and vegetation. While a few areas will be designated "wetlands" they will be small, non-contiguous patches of nature, limiting the amount of wildlife that will be able to remain on this land.

We believe that too much of the "real Florida" is being devastated by over-development of sensitive areas and that more natural habitats must be preserved. Concerned citizens are petitioning Manatee County to purchase this tract and preserve it from future development and human activity.

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