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Common Grounds

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12737 S Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL United States

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September 2019

September North Port Environmental Issues Meeting – DATE/LOCATION Change

September 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Common Grounds, 12737 S Tamiami Trail

RSVP – CLICK HERE Jim Eachus is a retired software developer with a Ph.D. in theoretical physics. He and his wife, Ann, owned a software business for 25 years, with customers as diverse as the US Navy Base in Key West and Trident Seafoods in Akutan, Alaska. Jim’s concern about climate change was first sparked twenty years ago by reports in Alaska of melting permafrost. After retiring in Seattle, they spent winters in Sarasota until they became permanent Sarasota residents…

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October 2019

Environmental Caucus – South County Meeting – Guest Speaker, Jon Thaxton – Saving Our Scrub Jays

October 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Common Grounds, 12737 S Tamiami Trail

RSVP HERE Jon will use the Florida Scrub-Jay as a case study to demonstrate the struggles and challenges facing wildlife and natural systems in Sarasota County. Jon is recognized as a strong advocate for the protection of our natural environment. A fifth-generation Floridian, he was raised on a farm near Osprey and began working at his family’s real estate company at 14. Jon began his environmental advocacy at Venice High School in 1974 as a founding member of the Ecology…

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November 2019

Environmental Caucus – South County Meeting – Special Guest, Mollie Holland on Water Quality

November 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Common Grounds, 12737 S Tamiami Trail

RSVP HERE Mollie Holland will be the speaker will discuss what residents can do to help improve water quality in our storm water ponds, creeks, and ultimately the Gulf. She is the Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship Team (NEST) Program Coordinator. The NEST program strives to inform communities and residents about water quality science and data, and encourages behavior change to improve the health and vitality of our water resources. • 14 years landscape and horticulture experience • 12 years at the…

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