Blog Category: Conservation

Pinellas Chapter Awarded $5,000 Conservation Grant From FNPS

The Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society has been awarded the FNPS 2021 Conservation Grant to perform a floristic inventory of the newly-protected and hard-won Gladys Douglas property. The 44-acre Douglas property located on the border of Dunedin and Clearwater was purchased jointly by the City of Dunedin and Pinellas County for

It's official! The City of Dunedin is the new owner of the 44 acre Gladys E. Douglas Preserve.

Dunedin closed on the $10 million dollar purchase of the Gladys Douglas property on May 13th. Pinellas Chapter members Commissioner Deborah Kynes and Commissioner Jeff Gow participated in the the official signing ceremony on the property, along with City Manager Jennifer Bramley, Mayor Julie Ward

Developer Pulte Homes Backs out of Douglas Estate Deal, But What’s Next for this Precious Native Habitat?

Conservation fans will be relieved to hear that developer Pulte Homes backed out of their contract to develop the Gladys Douglas Preserve, forty-four acres of precious Pinellas County habitat. This is a short term success for conservation, however, we must continue to keep close watch on the City of Dunedin and Pinellas County
The mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.