SARASOTA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY RESOLUTION ON CELERY FIELDS LAND SALES
Whereas the Celery Fields is an internationally recognized bird sanctuary and wildlife habitat located on Palmer Road due east of Apex Road in Sarasota County,
Whereas the Audubon Society has constructed a popular visitors’ center on Celery Fields grounds attracting tens of thousands of visitors,
Whereas Palmer Road is a two-lane thoroughfare without traffic signals leading east past multiple housing developments,
Therefore, it is resolved that the Sarasota County Democratic Party supports local environmentalists and members of the community opposing any rezoning or sale of public lands at Palmer and Apex Roads for light or heavy industrial use and urges the Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners to designate public lands adjacent to Celery Fields marsh areas as park land and wild-life habitat.
Approved unanimously by the Sarasota County Democratic Executive Committee
March 9, 2017